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State TV: Soldier kills 3 comrades, wounds 6 others in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian state TV is reporting that a soldier has opened fire on his comrades, killing three and injuring six others.

The Monday report says the incident took place when soldiers were resting at a military base in the town of Abyek, some 62 miles (100 kilometres ) west of the capital Tehran.

The report said the assailant was injured after he shot himself and he was taken to a nearby hospital.

The attack happened after higher officers opposed the attacker's request for a transfer to his hometown.

None of the soldiers was identified in the report.

In September, a soldier killed himself after shooting to death three of his comrades.

Military service of up to 24 months is mandatory for men aged 19 and above in Iran.

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