News ID: 256422
Published: 0142 GMT July 27, 2019

Border guard killed in deadly clashes in western Iran

Border guard killed in deadly clashes in western Iran

A member of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) was killed by "counterrevolutionary" elements in western Iran, in clashes where a number of the terrorists were also shot dead.

The serviceman, named Seyyed Hadi Ojaq, was injured in an encounter and shootout with a counterrevolutionary group in the city of Sarvabad in Kurdestan Province, but succumbed to his wounds en route to hospital, according to Press TV.

An unspecified number of terrorists were also killed and wounded and a sizable amount of their weapons and ammunition was destroyed, said the IRGC.

The clash came a few weeks after the IRGC staged a multipronged offensive on terrorist positions along the border with Iraq’s Kurdistan, inflicting heavy losses on them.

The raids took place after Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) authorities did not heed the IRGC’s earlier warnings that terrorist groups are using border areas to train, organize and dispatch terror teams into Iran.

Earlier in the month, terrorists killed three IRGC servicemen during clashes in the Piranshahr city of the West Azarbaijan Province.

The IRGC is tasked with protecting the country’s northwestern and southeastern borders, and the Islamic Republic of Iran Border Guard Command patrols other borders of the country.

At the eastern borders, two IRGC members were also killed during clashes with terrorists last week.

The clashes occurred in the Keshtegan area of Saravan city in Sistan-Baluchestan Province on July 21.

Two other security forces were also wounded during the confrontation.

Iran has urged its neighbors to engage in meaningful and effective counterterrorism efforts aimed at rooting out the malign border activities.

Terrorists operating in neighboring countries, including Pakistan and Iraq, have repeatedly targeted Iranian military and security forces serving in border provinces.





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