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Iran says four security forces killed near Pakistan border

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Tehran, Iran – The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) says four members of Iran’s security forces were killed in a firefight near the Pakistan border.

One member of the elite force, named Mohammad Goudarzi, and three members of the Basij forces – operating under the IRGC – were killed after a fight with an unnamed “terrorist group”, according to a statement released by state media.

It said IRGC ground forces repelled the assault, leading to the attackers fleeing to Pakistan. The incident reportedly took place in Saravan, in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balochistan, near the Pakistani border.

The IRGC did not say the fighting was linked to the country’s ongoing unrest amid protests that erupted in mid-September after the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by morality police for alleged non-compliance with a mandatory dress code for women.

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