A number of terrorists on Sunday carried out an ambush against an Islamic Revolution Guard Corps vehicle on patrol in Saravan and fled to neighboring Pakistan after killing three guards, the deputy governor of Sistan and Baluchestan Province Ali Asghar Mirshekari, said on Monday.
According to reports, those killed included Major Akbar Abdollahnejad, Lieutenant Qodratollah Mandani and a soldier named Mousa Nasiri.
The southeastern Sistan-and-Baluchestan Province has been the scene of a number of terrorist attacks in recent years.
On October 8, three Iranian police officers were killed when they, along with other patrol forces, came under attack overnight by armed bandits while on a mission in the city of Saravan.
Another police officer was killed after an explosives-laden car rammed to a police station by terrorists went off hours after the first incident.
Iran has repeatedly criticized its eastern neighbor Pakistan for failing to rein in terrorists who cross the border into Pakistan after carrying out attacks on Iranian soil.