IRGC Busts Terrorist Team in West Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ (IRGC) forces killed six members of a PJAK terrorist team that had attacked a border post in Iran’s western province of Kurdistan back in July.

The public relations department of the IRGC Ground Force’s Hamzeh Seyed al-Shohada Base said in a statement on Friday that the PJAK-affiliated terrorist team was ambushed and attacked by the Iranian forces after a complicated intelligence operation in the Kamyaran region.

During the ambush, six terrorists were killed, a number of others were wounded and some escaped, the statement added.

The IRGC troops seized a number of rifles, ammunition and communication equipment from the terrorists in the raid.

The doomed terrorist cell had on July 20 attacked a border post of the IRGC Ground Force in Kurdistan, killing 11 forces of the base.

The IRGC had warned that “a deadly and crushing revenge” awaited the terrorist and anti-revolutionary groups and their supporters for committing the crime.

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 are involved in regular armed clashes with Iranian security forces along the country’s western border with Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.

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