Lebanese, his daughter shot dead in the Iranian capital | Iran News

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A Lebanese man and his daughter were shot dead in northern Tehran by an unknown assailant on Friday evening, Iranian news agency Mehr reported.

The two were “Habib Dawoud, 58, and his daughter Maryam, 27, who were murdered around 9 p.m. (4.30 p.m. GMT) by an unidentified motorcyclist,” the agency said on Saturday.

They were shot dead in Pasdaran Street in downtown Tehran, he added.

Citing a Tehran police source, Mehr said the two were in a vehicle and had been “shot four times on the driver’s side.”

The source said Dawoud was a history teacher.

Police have yet to release an official statement.

Initial reports suggested that the family of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the former commander of Hashd al-Shaabi in Iraq, lived on the same street where the incident took place.

Al-Muhandis was killed along with Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in an American air raid near Baghdad airport on January 3.

Sources later told Al Jazeera al-Muhandis the family does not live on this street.

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