Iranian security forces have killed five members of the so-called Jaish-ul-Adl terrorist group in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, a police spokesman says.
General Saeed Montazer-al-Mahdi said on Monday that the terrorists were killed during clashes with police forces in Khash region of the province.
He added that the terrorists sought to conduct acts of terror inside the country, noting that a huge amount of ammunition was confiscated from them.
An Iranian police was also killed in the clashes, reports say.
The so-called Jaish-ul-Adl group, which translates as Army of Justice, was formed in 2012 by members of the Pakistan-based Jundallah, another terrorist group which was dismantled by Iranian intelligence forces in 2010 after its ringleader, Abdolmalek Rigi, was executed.
Jaish-ul-Adl has claimed responsibility for a number of criminal activities in Pakistan and Iran in recent years.
On February 6, 2014, the terror group abducted 5 Iranian border guards in the Jakigour region of Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan and took them to Pakistan.
On March 23, 2014, the terror group said that it had killed one of the hostages named Jamshid Danaeifar. The other four were freed and reunited with their families two months after their abduction.