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2 Border Guards Killed, 7 Wounded in Clashes with PJAK Terrorists in Northwestern Iran



2 Iranian border guards were killed and 7 others wounded in clashes with PJAK (the Party for Free Life of Kurdistan) terrorists in the Northwestern province of West Azerbaijan.

Clashes with terrorists erupted on Saturday afternoon as the Iranian border guards of Orumiyeh regiment were driving along the border line to change shifts.

The clashes resulted in the martyrdom of the Iranian forces’ commander and a warrant officer. Seven more soldiers were also wounded in the incident.

In a relevant development in October, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces clashed with a terrorist team sent by PJAK in the Western province of Kurdistan.

The members of the terrorist group who sought to enter Iran were identified by IRGC forces in Golchidar region of Marivan town in Kurdistan province and were forced to flee, leaving a number of their light and semi-heavy weapons behind.

According to the local officials, the terrorist group also launched an RPG attack against the IRGC forces but the RPG round failed to explode.

Commander of the IRGC Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour announced in June that his forces had killed a commander of PJAK terrorist group along with 4 of his comrades in Northwestern Iran.

“5 members of PJAK terrorist grouplet were killed in intelligence operations in the Northwestern parts of the country,” Pakpour told FNA.

Stressing that no members of the terrorist group could escape from the region, he said, “One of the slain terrorists was a PJAK commander in the region.”

Pakpour said that during the operations, a number of light weapons were seized by the IRGC forces, adding that the terrorist group was behind the killing of several people in the region.

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