Iran troops thwart twin suicide attack near Pakistan border

The area has been the scene of occasional clashes between Baluch militants and Iranian forces.

12 March 2018 | 12:37

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 12 March 2018 | 12:37

This photo shows members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard securing the area outside the Iranian parliament during an attack on the complex in Tehran on June 7, 2017. (AFP Photo)

TEHRAN, Iran: Revolutionary Guard troops have thwarted a twin suicide attack near the Pakistan border, killing both would-be bombers, according to an Iranian news website.

The assailants tried to attack a border outpost belonging to the Guard on Sunday night, one was using an explosive-laden truck and the other had a suicide belt, according to Monday’s report by Sepahnews.com.

It said both assailants were killed. The explosions also wounded two Iranian forces at the Saravan border crossing in the southeastern Sistan-Baluchistan province.

The report didn’t say whether the assailants had crossed into Iran from Pakistan.

The area has been the scene of occasional clashes between Baluch militants and Iranian forces.

Security forces also frequently clash with drug traffickers in the province, which lies on a major smuggling route for Afghan opium and heroin.


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