IRGC Commander: Three Terrorists Killed, Two Arrested in Western Iran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A top commander with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said Saturday his forces killed three anti-revolutionary elements and arrested two others near the city of Baneh in Kurdestan province in western Iran.
The commander of Beit ul-Muqaddas division of the IRGC, Brigadier General Mohammad Hossein Rajabi, said that in a Friday raid on anti-revolutionary agents three of them were killed and two others arrested.
He said that the successful operation was launched in close cooperation between the provincial intelligence officers and IRGC forces.
The IRGC top commander said that the armed bandits involved in the Friday clashes might be members of a group that clashed with IRGC forces in Baneh on October 9.
Five members of the IRGC lost their lives in clashes with the terrorists near the nation's border with Iraq on October 9, the worst such violence there in over a year, and two others were wounded.
Some days ago, IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said Iran enjoys the highest level of security among world countries, adding that his forces have managed to foil as many as 11 suicide attack plots in southeastern parts of the country in recent months.
“Today, the Islamic Iran is the safest country in the world, and our country’s borders also enjoy incomparable (level of) security,” he added.