DUBAI, July 2 (Reuters) – Iran‘s elite Revolutionary Guards killed two members of an “anti-revolutionary terrorist” group in a security operation in the northwest of the country, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Tuesday.
Fars did not identify the group but clashes are common in the area with Iranian Kurdish militant groups based in Iraq and the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK), which has links to Turkey’s militant Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK).
The area borders both Iraq and Turkey.
“The clashes occurred today in the Chaldoran area of West Azerbaijan province … The terrorists were trying to infiltrate into Iran … Also two Guards were martyred in the clashes,” the Guards said in a statement published by Fars.
Other militants were wounded and the Guards confiscated some weapons, explosives and communication systems, it said.
(Writing by Parisa Hafezi Editing by Gareth Jones)