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Iran-Pakistan Border: IRGC responds to terrorist attack

ANI  |  Tehran [Iran] 

One terrorist was killed and two others wounded when the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) fired shots into the Pakistani territory near the border with in retaliation to the projectiles fired by terrorists killing two civilains.

Terrorists based in have fired projectiles at Iran's border region of Saravan, killing two local workers, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has said in a statement.

"On Saturday afternoon, a terrorist team associated with the global arrogance and foreign intelligence services fired at the Islamic Republic of Iran's borders in the Saravan region with indirect fire weapons and light weaponry, martyring two native workers," the IRNA quoted IRGC statement.

"The combatants of the IRGC Ground Force at the Quds base reacted to the terrorist move, killing one of the terrorists and wounding two others members of the terrorist group that fled deeper into the Pakistani territory after facing retaliation from the IRGC troops," it added.

The head of the Iranian Armed forces has warned Islamabad that Tehran would hit "terrorist safe havens" inside if the government does not confront Sunni militants who carry out cross-border attacks.

Earlier, IRGC Ground Force commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said his forces would target terrorists anywhere they chose.

"We will target counter-revolutionary forces, outlaws and terrorists who are being trained and are planning and plotting to destabilise our border regions anywhere in the world," he said.

The Pakistan-border area has long been plagued by unrest from both drug smuggling gangs and terrorists groups.

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First Published: Sun, July 16 2017. 13:48 IST
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