Eight Iranian border guards have been killed in a clash with rebels who had infiltrated from neighbouring Pakistan, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported on Tuesday.
Armed "bandits" killed the IRGC members late on Sunday near the city Saravan in the Sistan-Baluchistan region, according to a Revolutionary Guards statement
Iran troubled with a number of attacks has carried out by Baluch armed groups, who are Sunni Muslims living in Baluchistan, called Jundullah and Jaish al-Adl, against the state in recent years. Iran tightened its stance and performed six or seven-hour border post attacks
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The guards were seized while patrolling the lawless frontier with Pakistan in early February
Fars, quoting an "informed source", said the four other hostages were in good health, without giving further details.