Iranian state TV says gunmen have killed two members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and wounded another two near the border with Pakistan.
State TV blamed the attack late Saturday on “terrorists” without elaborating. The southeastern Sistan and Baluchistan province has been the scene of past clashes involving Sunni militants and drug smugglers.
In February, an al-Qaeda-linked group carried out a suicide car bomb attack against a bus carrying members of the IRGCs, killing at least 27 of them.
The IRGC is a paramilitary group that is larger than the regular armed forces and answers directly to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say on all state matters.
Police arrest al-Qaeda funder in PakistanAuthorities in Pakistan say counterterrorism forces have arrested a man who funding for al-Qaeda militants under the cover of a non-governmental ... World News
Indonesian police arrest leader of network with ties to al-QaedaIndonesian police have arrested the leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah militant network linked to al-Qaeda, authorities said on Tuesday, on suspicion of ... World News
Two leaders of Mali al-Qaeda affiliate put on US terrorism list after attacksThe United States added two leaders of al-Qaeda's affiliate in Mali to its global terrorism list on Tuesday, accusing them of engaging in ... World News
Iran guards post video of troops rappelling onto British-flagged tankerIran's Revolutionary Guards posted a video online on Saturday showing speedboats pulling up alongside the detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero ... Middle East