Iran security forces kill four armed militants
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 11
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces have killed at least four members of a militant group following an armed clash in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
The clash took place over the past week near the country’s border with Pakistan, Fars news agency reported.
At least two other militants were injured as the IRGC forces attacked the nine-member team linked to the Jaish Al-Adl (Army of Justice) group in Saravan County.
Jaish Al-Adl claims that it has taken up arms since 2012 to fight for what it says are the rights of Iran's minority Sunni population.
The report said that the militant group is affiliated with Saudi Arabia and the US.
Sistan and Baluchestan Province has witnessed frequent clashes between Iranian forces and drug smugglers as well as rebels.