IRGC nabs assailants in recent terrorist attack in SE Iran

Tasnim – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Friday it has arrested the perpetrators of an August 19 attack in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan that killed three people.

In a statement released on Friday, the Quds Base of the IRGC Ground Force said its forces have captured the assailants behind the August 19 attack in Pishin, a small town located in Sarbaz County in the province of Sistan and Balouchestan.

The terrorist attack has resulted in the martyrdom of two soldiers and a local who was member of Basij, according to the statement.

The IRGC forces confiscated weapons and ammunition in the operation to arrest the terrorists, it added.

Located in southeast of Iran, the large province of Sistan and Balouchestan borders Pakistan and Afghanistan, and has a long coastline by the Sea of Oman.

The desert province grapples with underdeveloped infrastructure and transit of illicit drugs.