Iranian General Mohammad Pakpour (file photo) Iranian General Mohammad Pakpour (file photo)

Iran's Guards clash with militants on western border, two killed

By: MENA
Mon, Aug. 7, 2017
Tehran - 7 August 2017: Iran's Revolutionary Guards clashed with a group of militants in the northwest of the country, killing two of them, Daily Mail reported.

Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, the commander of the Guards ground forces, said that four militants were also wounded and some military material was confiscated, according to Iranian media outlets.

The report said the clashes took place in West Azarbaijan province, which borders both Turkey and Iraq, but did not specify when the incident took place.

Clashes with Iranian Kurdish militant groups based in Iraq are common in the area. Last month, the Revolutionary Guards engaged in heavy clashes with gunmen on the border with Iraq, killing three of them and sustaining one fatality, the Guards said in a statement.
 
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