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Terrorists kill 2 IRGC members near Pakistan border

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)
A file picture of an Iranian serviceman operating as part of a border regiment on the country’s border with Pakistan (by Tasnim news agency)

Two members of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have been killed during clashes with terrorists in southeastern Iran, near the country’s border with Pakistan.

The clashes occurred in the Keshtegan area of Saravan County, in Sistan-and-Baluchestan Province, on Sunday.

The two security forces belonged to the Quds Base of the IRGC.

Two other security forces were also wounded during the confrontation.

Terrorists operating in neighboring countries, including Pakistan and Iraq, have repeatedly targeted Iranian military and security forces serving in border provinces.

Earlier in the month, terrorists killed three IRGC servicemen enlisted with the Hamzeh Seyyed al-Shuhada Base of the Corps’ Ground Forces during clashes in the Piranshahr County of the West Azerbaijan Province. One more was injured during the attack, which targeted a vehicle carrying the forces at the entrance to the county.

Iran has urged its neighbors to engage in meaningful and effective counter-terrorism efforts aimed at rooting out the malign border activities.

In May, Pakistan started fencing its 950-kilometer-long border with Iran in an effort to strengthen security in the area.

The IRGC has said it reserves its right to chase the terrorists back into the countries they launch attacks from and target them in their hideouts.

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