Rebels kill five Iranian elite troops in Kurdish region

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Rebels killed five members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard in a clash Thursday in the Kurdish Baneh region in the northwest, media reports said.

“Five members of the Revolutionary Guard were killed in fighting with counter-revolutionaries in Baneh... two others were wounded and taken to hospital,” the Fars news agency said, citing sources in the elite military force.

The Baneh region is on the border with Iraq's Kurdish region.

In April 2012 rebel Kurds, seeking a homeland of Kurdistan, killed four Revolutionary Guards in the same region.

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