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Pjak's attack on Iranian forces leaves one dead, 4 injured (UPDATE)

Other News Materials 29 July 2011 14:10
Kurdish Pjak terrorist group attacked on a Basij headquarters in Kurdistan province
Pjak's attack on Iranian forces leaves one dead, 4 injured (UPDATE)

Azerbaijan , Baku, July 29 /Trend D.Khatinoglu/

(the first version posted at 13:44])

Kurdish Pjak terrorist group attacked on a Basij headquarters in Kurdistan province, Mehr News Agency reported on Friday.

The Party for Free Life of Kurdistan (Pjak) members' attack left one dead and four injured.

The Basij militia is an Iranian volunteer force of Islamic government loyalists which is often called out onto the streets at times of crisis to dispel dissent and oppositions' demonstration.

The force was originally set up by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1979 as a resistance force during the Iran-Iraq war.

Pejak attacked Basij headquarters at Selin village of Kurdistan province at Wednesday night.

Flaming fight between Iranian military forces and Pjak has continued since last month. Iran says about 50 Pjak members have been killed during last operations against this group.

Iran has recently deployed 5,000 military forces in the northwest of the country along its common border with the Iraqi Kurdistan region.

This is aimed to carry out military maneuvers with a view to stabilize the situation on the border area and fight the counterrevolutionary groups.

Members of the terrorist PJAK group - an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) - regularly engage in armed clashes with Iranian security forces along the country's western borders with Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.

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