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Terrorist attack near Iraq border leaves 10 Iranian forces dead: Report

Source: Press TV

A terrorist attack on a military checkpoint on the western border with Iraq and subsequent blast at an arms depot has left 10 members of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) dead, Fars News Agency reported Saturday.

Iranian border guards
(file photo)

The overnight attack in the village of Dari in the Marivan district led to clashes which entailed in an explosion at an arms depot, following which 10 IRGC members were "martyred," it quoted a statement by Hamza Sayyid al-Shohada Headquarters as saying.

"In the clashes, a number of terrorists were killed and several others fled with injuries," the statement said.

"Terrorist and counter-revolutionary groups and their supporters who lack any base among the Iranian nation, especially the wise and revolutionary people of Kordestan, should anticipate the harsh and deadly retaliation of the brave and devoted warriors of Islam for this crime," it added.

Over the past years, Iranian security forces and border guards have engaged in clashes with terror groups, many of whom cross the country's borders with Pakistan and Iraq to carry out attacks inside Iran.

PJAK claims responsibility for Marivan terrorist attack

Source: Mehr News Agency

TEHRAN, Jul. 21 (Mehr News Agency) - The PJAK terrorist group officially claimed responsibility for Saturday terrorist attack on an IRGC base in Marivan in Kurdistan province of Iran.

"The terrorist and anti-revolutionary group of PJAK has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack of early Saturday in the village of Darry in Marivan, Kurdistan province," said Mohammad Shafiei, the Governor of Marivan County, on Saturday.

The ambush attack occurred at 2:30 a.m. and according to the governor eleven people were martyred and 8 people were wounded in the attack.

He added that out of the eleven martyred guards at the base, ten were permanent members and one was serving his military service.

"Seven of these martyrs are from Marivan, one is from Sanandaj and three are from Ghorveh," recounted the official.

"Most of the martyred guards were killed suffering from shrapnel spread around after the explosion of the ammunition depot of the base," added Mr. Shafiei.

"Some terrorists of this terrorist group were killed and some others of them fled; however, some injured terrorists sought shelter in the mountainous area," he said.

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