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11 militants killed in Iran near Iraq border

Iranian Revolutionary Guard officers [File photo]
Iranian Revolutionary Guard officers [File photo]

Iranian border guards killed 11 militants in clashes in northwestern Iran near border with Iraq, according to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) on Saturday as reported on Anadolu Agency. 

The clashes took place late Friday in Oshnavieh town in West Azerbaijan province when a group of militants attempted to sneak into Iranian territory, the IRGC said in a statement.

No Iranian guards were among the casualties, the statement said.

The statement did not specify to which group the militants belonged.

PJAK, the Iranian offshoot of the terrorist PKK organisation, had previously carried out attacks targeting Iranian military forces.

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