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Security situation under control after terrorist attacks in SE Iran: IRGC commander

The photo shows smoke billowing after Iranian security forces engaged in clashes with terrorists in Rask and Chabahar Counties, in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, on April 4, 2024. (Photo by Fars News agency)

The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s Ground Force says the security situation is back to normal in Iran’s southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan Province, following terrorist attacks that left at least eleven security forces dead.

Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour confirmed on Thursday that the so-called Jaish ul-Adl terror outfit conducted simultaneous attacks against an IRGC headquarters, as well as a marine police and a police station in Rask and Chabahar Counties.

“The terrorist elements were all equipped with suicide vests. The clashes in Rask ended …; The operation is going on to purge the area [of terrorists] and the number of terrorists killed may increase,” he said.

“Currently, the security situation in Chabahar and Rask is normal and there is no problem there.”

He added that an operation is underway to completely purge terrorists from the areas targeted by them.

Pakpour said that 15 terrorists were slain in the clashes and that the toll may increase to 18.

The people taken hostage by the terrorists were freed by security forces, the IRGC commander went on to say.

Sistan and Baluchestan, which borders Pakistan and Afghanistan, has witnessed several terror attacks targeting both civilians and security forces in the past years.

Iran’s security forces have protected the border and managed to repel almost all assaults by foreign-backed terrorists.

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