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Three Iran guards killed in clash near Iraq border

Three Iranian border guards were killed in a clash with "armed insurgents" in the northwestern province of West Azerbaijan on Friday, ISNA news agency reported.

Three Iran guards killed in clash near Iraq border
A handout picture provided by Iran's Defence Ministry on May 28, 2020 shows views during an official ceremony where the ministry handed over to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) 110 high-speed vessels, in the port city of Bandar Abbas overlooking the Gulf. AFP
The "border guards faced armed insurgents in a clash during their patrol, with some of the insurgents killed and three of the guards martyred," the news agency said.

The clash broke out near the town of Sardasht, it added, without naming the rebel group involved.

For much of the past 40 years, Iran has been battling Kurdish militants who use bases in neighbouring Iraqi Kurdistan to mount cross-border attacks against Iranian government targets.

Topics: Iranian border guards , killed , clash , West Azerbaijan , Iraqi Kurdistan
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