Revolutionary Guard members carry a wounded comrade after a shooting during a parade. (AP/ISNA)

July 22, 2019

Iranian state TV says gunmen have killed two members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and wounded another two near the border with Pakistan.

State TV blamed the attack late Saturday on “terrorists” without elaborating. The southeastern Sistan and Baluchistan province has been the scene of past clashes involving Sunni militants and drug smugglers.

In February, an al-Qaeda-linked group carried out a suicide car bomb attack against a bus carrying members of the IRGCs, killing at least 27 of them.

The IRGC is a paramilitary group that is larger than the regular armed forces and answers directly to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say on all state matters.

AP

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