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Iran kills 4 militants crossing border from Pakistan

AFP

TEHRAN -- Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said Friday (September 28) it had killed four unidentified militants who had slipped across the border from Pakistan into Sistan-Baluchistan Province, Iran, AFP reported.

Two militants were wounded in the clash with the "rest of the terrorists fleeing to the soil of the neighbouring country [Pakistan]."

Sistan-Baluchistan has part of a large Sunni Muslim ethnic Balochi community that straddles the border into Balochistan Province, Pakistan. In Iran, the Sunni militant group Jundullah (Soldiers of God) has been active since the early 2000s.

In 2012, Jundullah members formed a successor organisation -- Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice) -- which has conducted a series of attacks on Iranian security forces.

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