POST TIME: 20 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Three killed as Iran unrest shows no signs of subsiding
AFP, Tehran

Three killed as Iran unrest 
shows no signs of subsiding

Iranian security force targets have come under attack by protesters in several cities, like this police station in the central city of Isfahan. AFP Photo

Three security personnel have been killed by “rioters” in Iran, the latest deaths in protests that showed no sign of subsiding yesterday despite a wave of arrests and an internet shutdown.

The deaths take to at least five the number of people confirmed to have been killed in the nationwide demonstrations that erupted on Friday against a shock decision to impose petrol price hikes.

The situation on the streets remains unclear largely due to the government-imposed internet outage which has entered a third day. On Tuesday morning, AFP journalists saw two petrol stations in central Tehran gutted by fire and damage to other infrastructure including a police station and pedestrian overpass.

But they were prevented from filming as hundreds of riot police stood guard at entrances to major squares in the Iranian capital with armoured vehicles and water cannon.