Iran's Revolutionary Guards Kill 4 Terrorists Near Pakistan Border

Iranian forces killed four terrorists and wounded two. Other members of the terrorist group fled to the neighbouring country, said Revolutionary Guard

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Iran's Revolutionary Guards Kill 4 Terrorists Near Pakistan Border

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps killed four terrorists at Saravan border crossing with Pakistan (File)


LONDON: 

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps said on Friday it had killed four terrorists at the Saravan border crossing with Pakistan in Iran's southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province.

Sunni terrorists groups in southeastern Iran have long carried out periodic attacks on military and civilian targets, aiming to highlight what they say is discrimination against Sunni Muslim ethnic groups in mainly Shi'ite Iran.

In a statement published by state broadcaster IRIB, the Revolutionary Guard said "Iranian forces killed four terrorists and wounded two. Other members of the terrorist group fled to the neighbouring country (Pakistan)".

No Iranian forces was harmed in the attack, the statement said.

The Guards said the group was linked to the "world's arrogant power", without elaborating. Tehran accuses the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia of funding Sunni militant groups, a charge they deny.

The mainly Sunni province of Sistan-Baluchestan has long been plagued by unrest from both drug smuggling gangs and separatist terrorists.

Iran says terrorists groups have safe havens in Pakistan and has warned it will hit their bases there if Islamabad does not confront them.

Security measures have intensified in border areas after an attack on Saturday at a military parade in southwestern Iran in which five gunmen killed 25 people, almost half of them Revolutionary Guards.

© Thomson Reuters 2018


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