Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has dismantled a terrorist group, backed by Saudi Arabia and the United States, in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
IRGC forces clashed with several members of the so-called Jaish ul-Adl terror group in Kouhak near the Pakistani border last week, killing five terrorists, it was announced late Sunday.
They also seized a cache of weapons, wireless equipment, night-vision cameras as well as three vehicles used by the terrorists.
Jaish ul-Adl has killed a number of civilians and border guards. Iranian troops have recently engaged them in a series of clashes and managed to thwart their terrorist activities on the border and inside the country.Iranian border guards are seen during an operation against drug traffickers. (File photo)
In June, a police officer and five Jaish ul-Adl members were killed in clashes in the Khash region of Sistan and Baluchestan. A month later, the terrorists killed four Iranian borders guards and fled into neighboring Pakistan.
Iranian security forces then arrested 40 members of the terror cell that planned to carry out attacks through a tunnel which they had dug at a depth of 20 meters, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said at the time.
Jaish ul-Adl is a small Salafist group on the Saudi payroll. It is based near the border with Pakistan, from where it carries out terrorist attacks against Iran.