The funeral procession for the martyrs of the Saravan terrorist attack was held in Zahedan in the presence of military and national commanders, the families of the martyrs, and the people of Sistan and Baluchistan province.
Five Iranian border guards were martyred in a clash with armed outlaws trying to cross the country’s southeastern border in Sistan and Balouchestan Province.
The Iranian Police said five border guards have been martyred and two others injured in the clash that broke out in the Saravan terrorist attack on Saturday night.
The troops serving in the border regiment of Saravan clashed with a group of gunmen who were trying to cross the border near ‘Mazesar’ border post, the Police said, adding that the terrorists fled the scene after sustaining heavy losses.
The Police pledged that such an unfair attack will not remain unanswered.
Saravan is only 40 kilometers away from the common border with Pakistan.
The border region of Saravan in Sistan and Baluchestan Province has over the past years been the scene of clashes between the Iranian security forces and terrorist groups and drug traffickers.
Last month, a senior Iranian police officer was killed in a terrorist attack in the southeastern province after unidentified assailants launched a surprise attack on him.
Colonel Alireza Shahraki, chief of the Iranian Police Criminal Investigation (CID) Department in Saravan, was fatally shot on April 30 after unknown gunmen sprayed bullets on his car in an early morning ambush at a crossroad.