Two Iran Revolutionary Guards Killed in Clash With Terrorists

DUBAI (Reuters) -
An Iranian Officer of Revolutionary Guards, with an Israeli flag drawn on his boots, is seen during graduation ceremony, held for the military cadets in a military academy, in Tehran, Iran in 2018. (Tasnim News Agency/via Reuters/File Photo)

Two members of Iran‘s elite Revolutionary Guards have been killed in clashes with terrorists in a northwestern region near the border with Turkey, Iranian state media reported on Wednesday.

“The governor of Maku said two Guards were martyred in a clash with terrorists while defending the fatherland,” the report said.

It gave no further details. There are frequent clashes in western Iran between the Islamic Republic’s security forces and Iranian Kurdish terror groups mostly based in neighboring Iraq, including the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK), accused by Tehran of links to Kurdish PKK insurgents in Turkey.