Border guard killed in gunfight in Northwest Iran

Tasnim – Armed assailants killed an Iranian border guard in the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan early Sunday.

During an exchange of fire in the border region of Piranshahr in the early hours of Sunday, armed outlaws killed a Border Police soldier.

Two attackers were also killed in the incident, which occurred at Tamarchin border post.

The assault came three weeks after another attack on a border post in the same province, during which two Iranian police forces were martyred.

Security posts in West Azarbaijan province, which borders Turkey and Iraq, have frequently come under cross-border attacks in recent months.