The Sunni insurgent group Jaish ul-Adl, which has carried out a series of attacks in southeastern Iran in the last year, killed at least one soldier and wounded six on Monday.
The Deputy Governor-General of Sistan and Baluchestan Province said, “One border guard soldier was killed and 6 others were wounded in the Monday night clashes between the Iranian military troops and the armed outlaws at Saravan border (with Pakistan).
The insurgency, which reportedly used an RPG in the assault, said casualties were far higher than reported by IRNA:
In October, Jaish ul-Adl killed 14 Iranian borders in an attack in Saravan. Iranian authorities, including the Revolutionary Guards and the Border Guards, claimed they foiled subsequent attacks, while 16 insurgents already in prison were executed.
Iranian officials also denied that Jaish ul-Adl had retaliated by assassinating the prosecutor of the city of Zabol in early November.
Instead, a provincial official claimed on Tuesday that 10 people, unconnected with the insurgency, had been arrested over the killing.
By EA WorldView
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