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Report: senior IRGC cyber HQ commander assassinated

Thursday, 3 October 2013

The Daily Telegraph reported that Mojtaba Ahmadi, who served as commander of the Cyber War Headquarters, was found shot to death in a wooded area near Karaj (Alborz province) . Local police officer claimed that two people on a motorbike had been involved in the assassination. His funeral took place in Mohammad Shahr. According Iranian websites, he serves in IRGC Imam Hasan Mujtaba division. Another website denied that the IRGC officer was killed. Following publication of the reported assassination of the commander of the Cyber War Headquarters and one of the IRGC commanders in Alborz Mojtaba Ahmadi, one website wrote that the Iranian regime’s security forces “became hysterical” and the reason for the hysteria is not clear. If the regime claims that is powerful, why does this news frighten us.” The IRGC initially denied reports of the assassination of one of its employees inAlborzProvince but even later, when it confirmed that one of its commanders was killed, it avoided mentioning his full name, calling the assassinated party MA. The Imam Hasan Mujtaba Division issued an official statement that the cause of the incident was unknown. IRGC public relations office in Alborz Province asked to not discuss rumors and announced that the circumstances of this bitter incident are now being investigated and that no cause for the incident or its motivation has yet been determined.

 

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  • Published: 12 days ago on Thursday, 3 October 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: October 3, 2013 @ 1:27 pm
  • Filed Under: Military
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    • http://alborznews.net/fa/pages/?cid=86155; http://kamalemehr.ir/fa/news/view/10635 (photos); http://azoh.info/index.php?option=com_content&view;=article&id;=20996:1392-07-10-23-38-25&catid;=17:4&Itemid;=19; http://www.mashreghnews.ir/fa/news/253029/%D8%AE%D8%A8%D8%B1-%D8%AA%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%B1-%DB%8C%DA%A9%DB%8C-%D8%A7%D8%B2-%DA%A9%D8%A7%D8%B1%DA%A9%D9%86%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%B3%D9%BE%D8%A7%D9%87-%D8%AA%DA%A9%D8%B0%DB%8C%D8%A8-%D8%B4%D8%AF; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/10350285/Iranian-cyber-warfare-commander-shot-dead-in-suspected-assassination.html; http://www.afsaran.ir/link/378252

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