TEHRAN (Dispatches) -- Three members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) have been shot dead in the western city of Piranshahr, West Azerbaijan Province, the IRGC said in a statement Tuesday.
The three were martyred "when terrorists opened fire on their car,” the statement said, adding that an IRGC member had been wounded in the attack.
The s Mehr news agency said Kurdish KDPI militants had martyred the IRGC members in an ambush in a village near the Iran-Iraq border town of Piranshahr.
There were also multiple clashes at the beginning of July, with casualties among militants and security forces.
The area has been the scene of sporadic clashes between Iranian forces and terrorists in recent years. Terrorists have safe heavens across the border in Iraqi Kurdistan, where they carried out attacks on Iran.
The incident came a week after IRGC servicemen disbanded a team of terrorists in West Azerbaijan Province.
The IRGC announced in a statement that the terrorists were ambushed as they were trying to infiltrate the country in Chaldoran. Two terrorists were killed in the clashes and several others were wounded.
Two IRGC servicemen lost their lives during the operation as well, the statement noted. A sizable cache of weapons, ammunition, and communication equipment were also seized.