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2 killed in 'terrorist' attack in western Iran

A Revolutionary Guard statement said two people were killed in Iran's Kurdistan province [Anadolu/Getty]

Date of publication: 16 July, 2020

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Three people were helping local's in Iran's Kurdistan province when they were reportedly 'targeted by terrorist groups', Iran's revolutionary guard says.
Two people were killed and one wounded in a "terrorist" attack by "counter-revolutionary groups" in Iran's western province of Kurdistan, the IRNA state news agency reported on Thursday.

The three "were helping locals during the difficult days of fighting coronavirus before being targeted by terrorist groups" on Wednesday night, the agency quoted a Revolutionary Guards statement as saying.

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 neighbouring Iraqi Kurdistan to stage attacks against the Guards and state institutions inside the country.

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