Report: Three Border Guards Killed by Terrorists in South Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -

Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported Tuesday that three border guards have been killed in a clash with a “terrorist group” in southeastern Iran.

The report said the clash took place in Mirjaveh, a town in Sistan and Baluchestan Province near the Pakistani border, some 715 miles southeast of Tehran on Monday night.

During the clash, powerful Revolutionary Guard forces killed three of the terrorists and wounded an unspecified number of others. Fars reported that others escaped into Pakistan.

The report did not say what group the insurgents belonged to.

The area has been the scene of occasional clashes over the years between Iranian forces and terror groups believed to be affiliated with al-Qaida.