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Revolutionary Guards: 2 People Killed in Western Iran Attack

Revolutionary Guards: 2 People Killed in Western Iran Attack

Thursday, 16 July, 2020 - 12:00
Members of the Revolutionary Guards. Reuters file photo
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Two people were killed and one wounded in an attack in Iran's western province of Kurdistan, the Revolutionary Guards reported on Thursday.


The three "were helping locals during the difficult days of fighting coronavirus before being targeted" on Wednesday night, the Guards said.


They were a resident, an official with the prefect's office and a member of Iran's Basij militia, it added, without naming them.


The attack took place near the village of Bolbar, the statement said, without specifying which group was responsible.


For much of the past 40 years, Iran has been battling Kurdish militants who use bases in neighboring Iraqi Kurdistan to stage attacks against the Guards and state institutions inside the country.


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