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IRGC Busts Terror Team in Kurdestan Region

IRGC Busts Terror Team in Kurdestan RegionIRGC Busts Terror Team in Kurdestan Region

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ (IRGC) forces killed six members of the banned Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) that had attacked a border post in the western province of Kurdestan in July. The public relations department of the IRGC Ground Force said in a statement on Friday that the PJAK terrorist team was ambushed by IRGC forces after a complex intelligence operation in the Kamyaran region in west of the country, Tasnim News Agency reported.  During the ambush, six terrorists were killed, several  others were wounded and some escaped, the statement said. IRGC troops seized a cache of rifles, ammunition and communication equipment from the terrorists. The group on July 20 attacked a border post of the IRGC Ground Force in Kurdestan, killing 11 of its members. The IRGC had warned that “a deadly and crushing response” awaits the terrorists and anti-revolutionary groups and their backers.

PJAK is an offshoot of the banned militant group, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which conducts deadly operations in western Iran, northern Iraq and southern Turkey.

 

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