Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said Monday that its forces killed three terrorists who tried to infiltrate its territory in the country’s far northwest.
“Last night, a counter-revolutionary terrorist group… got caught up in an intelligence web of (Guards) fighters in the Maku public area,” the Guards’ Sepahnews website reported.
The Guards said the armed group was “affiliated with the global arrogance.”
They said the group had “intended to penetrate deep into our country” but added that all three were killed during clashes.
“Significant quantities of weapons, equipment, ammunition and communication systems were seized.”
The Maku area is a slither of land in West Azerbaijan province located less than 15 kilometers (nine miles) from Iran’s far northwestern border with Turkey.
The IRGC is tasked with protecting the country’s northwestern and southeastern borders.
Source: AFP and Iranian media