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Two Iranian Guards, One Pakistani Officer Killed In Shootout


Two Iranian border guards and a Pakistani paramilitary officer have been reported killed in a shooting incident.

Iranian media quoted Revolutionary Guards Corps Brigadier General Roham-Bakhsh Habibi as saying that “a number of the bandits” were killed in the fighting in the restive province of Sistan-Baluchistan late on October 16.

He added that a vehicle and “a noticeable amount” of arms and ammunition were seized from the rebels.

Meanwhile, a Pakistani official told AFP news agency that a paramilitary officer was killed and four soldiers wounded when their vehicle came under fire by Iranian border guards.

The official said the Frontier Corps was chasing two suspects in a car when Iranian border guards opened fire from across the border.

Earlier this month, four Iranian security forces and another person were killed in rebel attacks in Sistan-Baluchistan.

Based on reporting by IRNA, ISNA, and AFP