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IRGC foils terrorist attack on border post in southeastern Iran

18 April 2018

The Revolutionary Guards' statement, posted on state media, said three people it described as terrorists were killed by Iranian security in a "firm and timely response".

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said in a statement that the terrorist team from inside Pakistan attacked the watchtower belonging to the Iranian Border Guard at 01:30 a.m. local time on Tuesday in the town of Mirjaveh in the southeastern province of Sistan-and-Baluchestan.

Backup troops were immediately sent in to help. The attack was repelled, and several terrorists were killed and injured. The terrorists wanted to capture the border post near the Pakistani territory, but faced stiff resistance by the border guards there.

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From 2005 to 2010, Sistan-Baluchistan suffered a prolonged insurgency by the Balochi-Sunni jihadist group Jundallah, meaning "soldiers of Allah", although violence was largely curbed after the killing of its leader in mid-2010.

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IRGC foils terrorist attack on border post in southeastern Iran