“Under such conditions that the terrorists, supported by the US and the White House’s regional and trans-regional allies, are taking their last breaths, we warn the foreign intelligence organizations and services that a plan to take a strong revenge for the recent incident stands top on the agenda” of the IRGC forces, General Sharif said on Sunday.
He warned the foreign spy agencies to stop supporting and provoking the criminal terrorist groups into acts against Iran, or wait for “the iron fist of the Iranian security and defense forces, specially the IRGC to make them pay the costs”.
PJAK terrorist group claimed responsibility for the Friday night attack on an IRGC Ground Force checkpoint in Western Iran.
“Last night a number of anti-revolutionary PJAK terrorist group members opened fire at Dari base near the town of Marivan by long-range shots which led to an explosion in a cache of ammunition, and unfortunately, 11 local IRGC and Basiji (Volunteer) forces of Kurdistan province were martyred and 8 others were wounded,” Governor of Kurdistan province Mohammad Shafiyee told FNA on Saturday.
He added that a number of PJAK terrorists were also killed and wounded during the clashes, and several others fled the scene.
A statement issued earlier on Saturday by the IRGC Ground Force’s Hamzeh Seyed al-Shohada base had put the number of IRGC casualties at 10, saying, “10 forces were martyred in the last night (Friday night) attack on a border checkpoint of Hamzeh Seyed al-Shohada base of the IRGC Ground Force in the village of Dari of Marivan region in Kurdistan province and a subsequent blast at an ammunition depot by anti-revolutionary elements and terrorists affiliated to the arrogant powers”.
“During clashes, a number of terrorists were killed and some others were wounded. The remaining pocket fled the scene,” it added.
The statement reiterated the Iranian security and defense forces’ preparedness and intelligence superiority to fight against the enemies’ plots, and warned of their “hard and deadly” revenge for the recent crime.