Iranian security forces killed 11 terrorists

© AP Photo / Ebrahim NorooziИранский police. Archival photoIranian security forces killed 11 terrorists© AP Photo / Ebrahim Noroozi

The Iranian Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (IRGC, part of the armed forces of Iran) said Saturday that neutralized a terrorist cell Oshnavieh in West Azerbaijan province, eliminating at least 11 militants.

«Last night, well-armed terrorist cell associated with the global arrogance and foreign intelligence services, were going to sneak into the country from the border area Oshnavieh to destabilize the situation and to make sabotage, but was ambushed by the brave soldiers of the Land forces of the IRGC base Seyed Hamza al-Shahada,» — said in a statement.

During the operation, soldiers of the revolutionary guards wounded several terrorists, seized a large quantity of ammunition, weapons and means of communication.

Earlier it was reported that on 20 July at least ten security forces of the IRGC were killed in the militant attacks in the Kurdistan province in the West of the country.