Iran officer killed in car bomb on Pakistan border

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An IRGC officer was killed and another wounded in car bomb following clashes with Baloch insurgents near the border with Pakistan, Al-Arabya English reported on Monday citing officials in the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC).

In a statement, IRGC stated that the car bomb was detonated remotely whilst the soldiers were returning from pursuing Balochi armed insurgents in the Saravan region, East Baluchistan. The militants have fled back across the border, according to YJC of IRNA.

Lieutenant Hassan Jazini was killed and another soldier was critically injured in the blast.

Last week, two IRGC elements were injured when improvised explosive device IED went off in Saravan city, in Sistan-Baluchistan province, southeast Iran, coincided with a massive war drill game staged by the Iranian army in the area.

Baloch insurgents often claim responsibilities of armed assaults attacks against Iranian security forces, in response to military operations carried out by Iranian forces to hunt the Baloch dissidents, who claim they are waging a resistance war against Tehran’s ethnic and sectarian repression against the Sunni.