At least 14 Iranian border guards have been killed in heavy clashes with outlaws in the Southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan on Friday night, sources said.
An informed source told FNA on Saturday that 14 border guards have been killed in the clashes in Saravan border region, while Saravan’s deputy at the Parliament Hedayatollah Mir-Moradzehi put the number at 17.
Midnight reports said, at least, 7 more border guards have been wounded in the attack.
Sistan and Baluchestan’s Deputy Governor-General Rajabali Sheikhzadeh said that the outlaws fled to Pakistan immediately after the clashes.
He said that there is no information about the casualties of the outlaws.
According to unconfirmed reports, an armed group named Jeish Al-Adl has claimed responsibility for the attack, but no official confirmation has been made as yet.