Terrorists have opened fire on border guards in the Southeastern city of Saravan in the Sistan and Balushestan Province, killing one soldier and wounding two others.
TEHRAN (Iran News) – Terrorists have opened fire on border guards in the Southeastern city of Saravan in the Sistan and Balushestan Province, killing one soldier and wounding two others.
“The general condition of the wounded is reported to be favorable, and the current situation in the region is calm,” said Saravan’s governor Saeed Tajalli, adding that the attack occurred Wednesday morning.
The border guard who was killed was identified as Mehdi Nouri Afshar. The governor said anti-Iranian elements carried out the attack by targeting a patrol car carrying four soldiers. He did not elaborate on what entity the terrorists belonged to.
Meanwhile, the Iranian judiciary and intelligence forces have initiated new measures to ensure security in the Sistan and Baluchestan province.
The chief prosecutor of the province on Monday announced that three individuals who had plotted and carried out terrorist attacks in the city of Zahedan have been executed.
“The court sentenced the defendants to membership in the Jundallah terrorist group, corruption on earth through participation in terrorist acts, explosion of 2 bombs at a police station in Zahedan in 2018, participation in a terrorist act by exploding a bomb on the route of a passing police car in 2019, as well as smuggling of weapons,” explained Ali Mostafavi Niya.
Another top judiciary official has also declared the dismantlement of a large smuggling network which was trying to supply weapons to terrorists through Iran’s eastern and southern borders.
“Smugglers were bringing a shipment of weapons into the country from the eastern borders and southern borders and intended to distribute it in the central provinces of the country,” the official said.
At least 36 weapons were confiscated from the group. Iranian authorities have announced the discovery and confiscation of several shipments of weapons and ammunition in recent months.
- source : Tehrantimes
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