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Iran arrests element behind murder of prosecutor

27 January 2010 [12:22] - TODAY.AZ
Iranian forces have arrested one of the elements behind the assassination of a prosecutor in the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, an official announced on Tuesday.
West Azarbaijan Governor-General Vahid Jalalzadeh said that the element was arrested in an operation against the PJAK terrorist group in a border area of the province on Monday night.

Vali Haji-Qolizadeh, the prosecutor of the city of Khoy, was shot twice in front of his home on January 18.

Jalalzadeh stated that some PJAK members were also killed in the operation.

PJAK is regarded as an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

The PKK is recognized as a terrorist group by a number of countries and organizations, including Turkey, Iran, Iraq, the United States, the European Union, and the United Nations.

/Press TV/

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