PJAK terrorist group receiving training in Armenia'
Members of the counter-revolutionary group PJAK (the Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan) are receiving training in parts of Armenia, Iranian Army Colonel Aziz Hassan-Aqdam said on Wednesday, Teheran Times reported.
"The terrorist group PJAK, after suffering a heavy defeat in the south of West Azerbaijan (Province), went to the northern part of the province," Hassan-Aqdam stated.
Some members of the terrorist group have fled to Bouralan, in the north of the province, and they are also receiving training in some parts of Armenia, he noted.
However, security has been restored in the north of the province and the border guards of Maku are ready to repel any attack, he added.
Troops from 32 border posts guarding Maku region
Hassan-Aqdam also said that troops stationed at 32 border posts are protecting the border in the Maku region and cameras have also been installed to monitor areas where there are no guards.
Fifty vehicles, 80,850 liters of diesel fuel, 32,495 packets of foreign cigarettes, 197 satellite receivers, 17 guns, 8.285 kilos of illicit drugs, 73 antiques, and 177 pornographic CDs have been seized by the Maku border police over the past few months.
In addition, 289 smugglers were arrested and 196,500 U.S. dollars, 118,000 euros, and 198 million Turkish liras were seized from the smugglers.