Iran's security forces kill two Kurdish rebels: border police

08:10, May 19, 2010      

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Two members of the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) were killed in clashes with security forces near Iran's western borders, the local satellite Press TV reported on Tuesday.

Acting commander of Iran's border guards Rahim Khorshidvand said "two of them died in an operation and two others surrendered to Iranian border police," the report said.

However, the report did not specify the time and the exact location of the operation.

Earlier in May, Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces killed five Kurdish rebels of the Iraqi-based separatist PJAK and injured two in the west of the country, IRGC commander Ali Akbar Nouri was quoted by semi-official Fars news agency as saying.

Iran's western provinces witnessed regular armed clashes between Iranian security forces and Kurdish militant parties, in particular PJAK, an anti-Iran Kurdish group linked to Turkey's outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK).



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