Two Iranian Border Guards Killed in Clash with PJAK Terrorists
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Members of the Party for Free Life in Kurdistan (PJAK) terrorist group killed two Iranian border guards and injured five others in an armed clash in northwest of Iran.
A gunfight occurred on Saturday evening between Iranian Police forces serving at Oroumiyeh border regiment and PJAK militants northwest of Iran.
According to reports, troops from ‘Ziyaee’ border company came under attack as they were moving along the border for a routine changing of guards.
The clash resulted in the martyrdom of Major Mohammad Reza Firouzi, commander of the company, and Warrant Officer Mohammad Reza Farahi.
Five other soldiers were injured in the attack.
PJAK is an offshoot of the internationally-recognized terrorist group, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which conducts deadly operations in western Iran, northern Iraq and southern Turkey.
PJAK terrorists regularly engage in armed clashes with Iranian security forces along the country's western shared border with Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.