Intense clashes have taken place in the Iranian city of Zahedan, as anti-government unrest grips the country.

Social media footage showed security forces firing into crowds, four weeks after dozens were killed in protests there over allegations a teenage girl was raped by a senior policeman.

State media said one person was killed and 14 injured in Friday’s violence.

Iran has also been rocked by wider protests sparked by the death of a young Kurdish woman in police custody.

The unrest is the most serious challenge to the Islamic Republic.

Yesterday, crowds in Zahedan, capital of the Sistan Baluchistan province, took to the streets despite the announcement that two senior police officials had been sacked over the deadly 30 September clampdown.

Credit: BBC

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