0113 GMT January 16, 2019
Speaking to reporters, Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said IRGC Ground Force troops have successfully fought off an intensified wave of terrorist activities in the western and northwestern border regions of Iran in recent days, Tasnim News Agency reported.
According to the commander, the two terrorist teams have been smashed in armed confrontations in Oshnavieh and Sarvabad border areas, northwest of Iran.
The two teams comprising anti-revolution outlaws had made desperate attempts to infiltrate into the country, but Iranian forces attacked them, killing six terrorists and wounding three others, the commander said.
Pakpour added that a considerable amount of explosives and a large number of weapons and equipment have been seized from the terrorists in the operations.
The IRGC is tasked with protecting the country’s northwestern and southeastern borders.
Iran’s northwest has repeatedly witnessed attacks by terrorist and anti-Islamic Republic elements.
In June 2017, 40 members of the Daesh terrorist group who intended to carry out acts of terror inside Iran in the holy month of Ramadan were identified and arrested in the cities of Piranshahr, Sardasht, Mahabad, Bukan and Takab in West Azarbaijan Province.
Friday’s operations came nearly a year after terrorists killed 17 people in separate attacks in the capital, Tehran.
A memorial service was held in Tehran on Sunday in commemoration of those who were killed in the Daesh attacks on the Iranian Parliament and mausoleum of founder of Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini in capital.
Senior police commanders and top parliamentary officials attended the ceremony.