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Six dead in Iran armed clash near Pakistan border

AFP  |  Tehran 

Three "terrorists" and three members of the Iranian security forces were killed during night-time clashes along Iran's border with Pakistan, state agency reported today.

"At 0130 this morning (2100 GMT Monday], a group from attacked" a police post in the border area of Mirjaveh, around 75 kilometres southeast of Zahedan, the capital of Sistan-province, said.

Three of the attackers were killed along with a and two members of the Revolutionary Guards, it added.

has criticised in the past for supporting the group, which it accuses of ties to and carrying out numerous attacks in Sistan-

The restive province is poor and home to a population that is predominantly Sunni and ethnic Baluchi, in a country where 90 percent are Shiite and two-thirds are Persian.

From 2005 to 2010, Sistan-suffered a prolonged insurgency by the Balochi-Sunni group Jundallah, meaning "soldiers of Allah", although violence was largely curbed after the killing of its in mid-2010.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 14:35 IST