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Iranian troops kill 5 PKK-PJAK terrorists in ambush

13 June 2016 9:45

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Iranian troops have killed five terrorists in an ambush in the country’s northwest near the border with Turkey, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says. 

Those killed were all members of PJAK, an offshoot of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), an IRGC statement said on Monday, adding their “five-member team” was dismantled near the Iranian city of Sardasht.

The operation took place following “precise intelligence and identification” work, resulting in the seizure of a sizable cache of arms, ammunition and documents, the statement said.

“The slain terrorists were behind the martyrdom of two local Basij members in the border city of Sardasht last April and a Basiji engineer,” it added.

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