Deadly gunfire came during a protest rally held after the funeral of protester Ismail Mauludi in Mahabad

Iran appears to have entered a cycle of deadly violence after three more people were killed by security officers overnight during a protest rally held after the funeral for another protester killed on Wednesday.

Funerals for protesters have become flash points in the weeks-long unrest that has gripped the clerical state since the death in police custody of Mahsa Amini on 16 September.

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