Two members of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) were killed in a clash with separatist groups in northwestern Iran.
The IRGC servicemen lost their lives during clashes which occurred in the northwestern city of Maku in West Azarbaijan Province near the common border with Turkey and the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The clashes came days after another IRGC serviceman was killed by counterrevolutionary elements in the city of Sarvabad in Kurdestan Province.
An unspecified number of terrorists were also killed and wounded and a sizable amount of their weapons and ammunition was destroyed.
A few weeks ago, 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 July, 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.
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.