Protests in Iran: Two members of security forces killed

Two members of Iran’s security forces have been killed in continuing protests against the authorities, state media have said.

Videos on social media show students and schoolgirls joining the demonstrations across the country.

Dozens of protesters have been killed since unrest began last month following the death of a young woman in custody.

Mahsa Amini was detained in Tehran by the morality police for allegedly not covering her hair properly.

The 22-year-old Iranian Kurd died in custody on 16 September, three days after her arrest.

One member of the Basij paramilitary militia was “killed by rioters with a gunshot” at one of the protest sites in Tehran, according to Basij News, the official website run by the Basij organisation.

A member of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) was also killed on Saturday during protests in Sanandaj, the capital of Kurdistan province, Iranian media report.

At least 20 members of the IRGC, Basij and police forces have been killed over the past…

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