4 ‘terrorists’ killed in attack on Iran checkpoint near Pakistan border
TEHRAN: Four “terrorists” were killed after infiltrating Iran and attacking a military checkpoint in a southeastern border area, officials said on Monday.
The attack took place on Sunday near the city of Saravan, about 50 km from the Pakistani border, in the province of SistanBalochistan, the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards said in a statement.
Revolutionary Guard troops fought off the attack, it said, saying one of the attackers was killed after detonating an explosive vest.
Two members of the Basiji paramilitary force affiliated with the Guards were wounded in the fight, during which one of the attackers was killed after detonating an explosive vest.
The Guards statement said three assailants had been killed but ground forces commander Brig. Gen. Mohammad Marani later updated the figure to four dead.