A three-member terror cell was dismantled by the IRGC’s Hamzeh Seyed al-Shohada Base, according to a statement released by the base this morning.
In a joint operation carried out by the Intelligence Ministry, Police Border Guards, and the IRGC, 2 terrorists were killed and another one was injured and arrested.
The communique added that 24 hours after the cell killed a Basij (Volunteer forces of the IRGC) member, Khaled Showani, the terrorists found all border crossings closed and were forced to hide in a border village in Sardasht county.
The 3 militants were members to the Kurdistan Democratic Party – Iran (KDP-I) terrorist group which is headquartered in the Iraqi Kurdistan region and sends its elements into Iran to carry out terror operations.
Last year in September, the IRGC carried out missile strikes against the headquarters of the KDP-I terrorist group in the Iraqi Kurdistan region, vowing harsher response if terrorist attacks continue.
Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the then Commander of the IRGC, said on September 13, 2018 that the missile strikes took revenge for the blood of those martyrs killed by the terrorist groups in Marivan region and Kurdistan province in Western Iran.
The IRGC is actively engaged in security operations against anti-Iran terrorist groups and accordingly is attacked by entities and terrorist groups which hold grudge against Tehran.
On February 13, a bus carrying the IRGC personnel was hit by an explosives-laden truck on a road from the city of Khash to Zahedan, the capital of Sistan and Baluchistan province, where 27 IRGC members were martyred and 13 others wounded.
Ten days later, Iranian security forces identified and arrested 13 individuals linked to the suicide bombing.