Iran’s revolution guards repel an attack by armed terrorists on a checkpoint on the border with Pakistan.
The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) said Tuesday a terrorist attack on a border checkpoint in southeastern Iran was pushed back by its forces in early September.
The IRGC Ground Force’s Quds Base announced in a statement in September that “a team of terrorists and outlaws attacked a checkpoint in Saravan border region and intended to capture it, but the IRGC Quds Base forces along with locals and Basiji troops of Sistan and Baluchestan province repelled the attack”.
In an interview with Fars News Agency on Tuesday, IRGC Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour disclosed that during the failed attack 70 terrorists armed with 600kg of explosives and devices sought to blow up the border checkpoint.
“They rammed a vehicle laden with 600kg of explosives into the wall of the checkpoint building and a huge blast occurred and the checkpoint’s walls collapsed, but after about three and a half hours of clashes, they were forced to beat a retreat,” he added.
Noting that 70 terrorists had attacked the checkpoint, Pakpour said they had come from the Pakistani side of the border and wanted to capture the border checkpoint, but failed.
A Basij soldier present at the checkpoint was martyred. Scores of terrorists were killed in the attack.
The terrorists escaped to Pakistan after sustaining heavy casualties during the clashes, Pakpour said. […]