TEHRAN -- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces have dismantled a terrorist team in the country’s northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, it said in a statement Sunday.
The statement said the terrorist elements were hit while trying to infiltrate the country through a border point close to the city of Piranshahr on Saturday night.
In the ensuing clashes with the IRGC forces, two terrorists were killed and some weapons and ammunition were confiscated.
Piranshahr is an Iranian city in the West Azarbaijan province, which has common border with neighboring Iraq.
Earlier this month, IRGC forces dismantled a hostile counterrevolutionary group, dubbed Hoboot Iran (Fall of Iran), in the country’s northwestern province of East Azarbaijan.
The group trying to bring together subversive elements opposed to the Islamic establishment since early 2018 was masterminded by foreign-based monarchists and funded by certain Western countries and Saudi Arabia.
The IRGC’s Hamzah Seyyed al-Shuhada Base has also destroyed a team of terrorists who were trying to infiltrate into the country from a border point in Salmas County, West Azarbaijan province, near the border with Turkey
Seven terrorists were killed during the operation. Two members of Iran’s volunteer Basij forces also lost their lives in the clashes.