Unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle killed a senior member of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards outside his home in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

According to international media reports, the target killing of Colonel Sayyid Khudai took place in broad daylight while he was out of the house.

Revolutionary Guards Colonel Sayyid has served in Iraq and Syria.

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In a statement posted on its website, the Revolutionary Guards called it an act of terrorism. The statement said that such an act could be carried out only by those elements who are concerned with global interests.

The statement is believed to be a direct reference to the United States and its allies, the most prominent of which is Israel, whose intelligence agency, Mossad, has been conducting operations in Iran.

In this photo provided by Islamic Republic News Agency, IRNA, family members of Col.  Hassan Sayyad Khodaei weep over his body at his car after being shot by two assailants in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, May 22, 2022. Hassan Sayyad Khodaei, a senior member of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard, was killed outside his home in Tehran on Sunday by unidentified gunmen on a motorbike, state TV reported.