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Armed bandits kill four border guards in Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan

In this file photo, an Iranian border guard patrols Iran's Dogharoun border with Afghanistan, near Taybad in eastern Iran. ©AP

Armed bandits have killed four Iranian border guards during clashes in the country’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan.

An informed source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told IRNA on Wednesday that the guards were killed in an ambush by terrorists in the border region of Jakigour in the southern Sarbaz district of the province.

Police and military forces are investigating the attack, which was followed by clashes in which a number of terrorists were also killed or injured, the source added.

Reza Abdi, head of the provincial branch of the Iranian Legal Medicine Organization, confirmed that they had received bodies of four soldiers, saying the names of the victims will be released soon.

Iranian forces have recently engaged in clashes with terror groups, thwarting their terrorist activities on the border and within the country, arresting several of them and confiscating large amounts of explosives and bomb-making materials.  

Last month, a police officer and five members of the so-called Jaish ul-Adl terror group were killed in the Khash region in Sistan and Baluchestan Province.

Police spokesman, General Saeed Montazer-al-Mahdi, said the terrorists sought to conduct acts of terror inside the country, noting that a huge amount of ammunition was confiscated from them.

Jaish-ul-Adl has claimed responsibility for a number of criminal activities in Iran and Pakistan in recent years.

In June, Iran’s Intelligence Ministry also thwarted a Takfiri-Wahhabi plot to stage attacks in Iran’s major cities, including the capital city of Tehran.

The ministry released a video depicting raids by security forces on the hideout of the terrorists in Tehran. Last Monday, it also released another video footage of confessions by two terrorists, who detailed their plot to conduct terrorist attacks in the Iranian capital.

Earlier, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi had briefed reporters on the recent swoop, saying that as many as 10 terrorists had been detained from June 14 to 20 in Tehran and three border and central provinces.

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