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Three of Iran's Revolutionary Guards shot dead

Frequent clashes occur in the region between security forces and Iranian Kurdish militant groups based in neighbouring Iraq

Members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps march in Tehran. AP
Members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps march in Tehran. AP

Three members of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps were shot dead in the western city of Piranshahr on Tuesday, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, citing a Guards statement.

The three died “when terrorists opened fire on their car at the entrance to Piranshahr,” the statement said.

It gave no further details.

Clashes happen frequently in the region between the Islamic Republic’s security forces and Iranian Kurdish militant groups based in neighbouring Iraq.

They also occur with the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK), which has been accused by Tehran of having links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) insurgents in Turkey.

Updated: July 10, 2019 01:21 PM

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