A report from an Iranian news agency says five members of the elite Revolutionary Guards have been killed by an armed group.
The Fars news agency said the deaths occurred on October 10 in the Kurdish Baneh region, in the northwest of Iran.
It said that in addition to the five killed, two soldiers were wounded.
No group was named as being responsible for the fighting. No other confirmation of the report was available.
In April 2012, rebel Kurd militants in the same region were blamed for killing four Revolutionary Guards.
Based on reporting by AP and AFP