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Eight border guards killed in northwest Iran clashes with terrorists

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
The file photo shows Iranian border guards.

At least eight Iranian border guards have been killed in heavy clashes with terrorists in the country’s northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, a local official says.

The incidents occurred in Chaldoran border area on Friday, Alireza Radfar, the deputy governor general of West Azarbaijan for political and security affairs, told IRNA.

He added that the terrorists sustained heavy losses during the clashes which are still ongoing on the border with Turkey.

Iran’s northwest has repeatedly witnessed attacks by terrorist and anti-Islamic Republic elements.


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