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IRGC Forces Foil PJAK Terrorist Attack in Iran’s Kurdistan City of Marivan

11 October 2016 16:53
IRGC Forces Foil PJAK Terrorist Attack in Iran’s Kurdistan City of Marivan --- FILE PHOTO:  PJAK

IRGC Forces Foil PJAK Terrorist Attack in Iran’s Kurdistan City of Marivan — FILE PHOTO: PJAK

 

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps forces foiled PJAK terrorist attack (Party for Free Life in Kurdistan) near the western city of Marivan in Kurdistan Province, Brigadier General Mohammad Hossein Rajabi IRGC Kurdistan commander told.

Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency,

General Rajabi

said several members of the PJAK terrorist group, who intended to enter the country, were identified by the IRGC forces of the province and forced to flee.

He added that the terrorists armed with light and medium weapons fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the IRGC forces.

The clash occurred in Gol Cheydar, a village near Marvian, and ended after the escape of the PJAK terrorists from the region, the commander noted.

PJAK is an offshoot of the internationally-recognized terrorist group, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which conducts deadly operations in western Iran, northern Iraq and southeastern Turkey.

PJAK terrorists are involved in regular armed clashes with Iranian security forces along the country’s western border with Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.

Terrorist attacks are rare in Iran, but al Qaeda linked and other groups stage hit and run assaults in border areas from time to time.

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