Three IRGC troops killed in northwest Iran

08:23, April 23, 2010      

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Three members of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) were killed in a clash with "anti- revolutionary elements," in northwestern Iran, the local satellite Press TV reported on Thursday.

The IRGC issued a statement on Wednesday saying that three of its members were killed in the northwestern city of Khoy on Tuesday.

The statement did not release any details on the who-abouts of the attackers or the incident.

No group or person claimed responsibility for the attack till now.

In January, Prosecutor Vali Haji-Qolizadeh in the northwestern city of Khoy of West Azerbaijan was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen in front of his house.

Iran's western borders face security threats from the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK), an anti-Iranian Kurdish group linked to Turkey's outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party.



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