In a statement on Tuesday, the IRGC's Quds Force said the clashes with Takfiri terrorists occurred near the Iranian town of Mirjaveh in Sistan-and-Baluchestan Province Monday night.
It added that the terrorists had made attempts to infiltrate into the country to carry out acts of sabotage and terror but their plots have been thwarted thanks to the vigilance of the Iranian border guards.
An unspecified number of terrorists were also wounded and the rest escaped into Pakistan, it noted, Presstv Reported.
According to the statement, in the exchange of fire, two members of the Basij volunteer forces and one member of Quds Base were also killed.
Iranian security forces, including the IRGC Ground Forces and border guards, are fully prepared to vigorously counter any move by enemies of the Islamic Revolution and the Iranian nation against the country, it pointed out.
Over the past years, Iranian border guards have repeatedly come under attack by terror groups active on Pakistani soil.
Iranian security forces arrested 27 members of a terrorists group before they could carry out any acts of terror in the country.
According to a statement by Iran’s Intelligence Ministry on June 11, Iranian security forces managed to identify and arrest the terrorists, who were planning to create insecurity and carry out acts of terror in the capital, Tehran, and some other cities during the holy month of Ramadan (May 17-June 14) and the International Quds Day, which was observed on June 8.
Commander of the IRGC Ground Force also said on June 10 that his forces have disbanded two more terrorist groups in the northwest of the country near the border with Iraq.
Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said that forces of the IRGC Hamzeh Seyed al-Shohada Base managed to destroy the terrorist teams that had made desperate attempts to infiltrate into the country.
It came a day after the public relations office of the Hamzeh Seyed al-Shohada Base said in a statement on Saturday that the IRGC forces destroyed a nine-member gang of terrorists in the northwest of the country.
It added that the forces killed all members of the terrorist team “tied to global Arrogance” in the Oshnavieh border region.