TEHRAN (Dispatches) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) killed two "counter-revolutionary terrorists” in a clash in the western Iranian province of Kurdistan, an IRGC statement said on Wednesday.
At midday on Tuesday, the IRGC "in a joint operation with Kurdistan province’s intelligence organization fought an eight-man counter-revolutionary group and killed two of them,” the statement said.
Four other members of the terrorist group were wounded and the rest fled into the mountains, it said, adding they were still being pursued.
The clash occurred near the town of Marivan, the statement said.
Iran has been battling terrorists who use bases in neighboring Iraqi Kurdistan to mount hit-and-run attacks against Iranians.
Early this month, several "counter-revolutionary’ terrorists were killed in an IRGC operation in Divandarreh in Iran’s Kurdistan province. Three IRGC members, including senior commander Colonel Shakiba Salimi, were also martyred.
In July 2019, the IRGC staged a multi-pronged offensive involving its missile, drone and artillery units on terrorist positions along the Iranian border with Iraq’s Kurdistan region following a terrorist attack against IRGC members in Iran’s northwestern province of West Azarbaijan.
The raid was conducted after Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) authorities did not heed the IRGC’s earlier warnings that terrorist groups are using border areas to train, organize and dispatch terror teams into Iran.
A year earlier, the IRGC hit a gathering of terrorist commanders in the Iraqi Kurdistan with precision-guided missiles, killing a number of high-profile terrorists.