Kurdish guerrillas on the Iraqi side of the border with Iran. (AP)

July 12, 2019

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said it has killed five gunmen who crossed into a mostly Kurdish region from neighboring Iraq.

The Guard says in a statement published on its website that one of its members was killed in the shootout Wednesday in the western Kermanshah province.

It said Iranian forces seized weapons, explosives and communications equipment.

On Tuesday, Kurdish militants killed three Guard members in northern Iran.

Iranian forces occasionally clash with Kurdish fighters and ISIS extremists in areas near the border.

Asharq Al-Awsat

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