The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force announced that it has managed to smash a team of terrorists in an operation near the northwestern border of Iran, killing and injuring seven militants.
In a statement on Friday, the public relations department of the IRGC’s Hamze Sayyid al-Shohada Headquarters said heavy clashes erupted between the IRGC troops and the foreign-backed terrorists in the border’s zero-point on Thursday night.
The forces of the IRGC military base inflicted heavy casualties upon the militants, who intended to carry out terrorist acts inside the Islamic Republic, according to the statement.
In the clashes, three terrorists were killed, four others injured, and one terrorist was arrested by the IRGC forces.
Several other members of the terrorist group were also forced to escape the country, the statement said.
In the operation, one of the forces of the IRGC’s Hamze Sayyid al-Shohada Base was martyred and another injured.
There has been a surge in the number of counter-terrorism operations the IRGC has carried out in recent weeks.
In a similar operation last month, the forces of the IRGC’s Hamze Sayyid al-Shohada Base identified a number of terrorists in the western province of Kurdistan and managed to kill three of them and capture one.
The military base said its forces confiscated the terrorist team’s weapons and ammunition in the operation.