Iranian media quoted a source it described as an informed source as saying that unidentified gunmen assassinated an Iranian soldier who participated in the war in Syria, by shooting him directly near his home south of Tehran.

Iranian media reported that the gunmen were riding a motorbike and fired 5 bullets at the targeted person as he entered his house, killing him instantly, while the security forces launched a massive campaign to search for the attackers.

The Revolutionary Guards announced that Colonel in the Revolutionary Guards, Sayyad Khadayi, was assassinated during a "terrorist" operation south of Tehran, and said in a statement that entities affiliated with the global arrogance were behind the operation.