TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian news website says Revolutionary Guard troops have thwarted a twin suicide attack near the Pakistan border, killing both would-be bombers.
Monday’s report by Sepahnews.com says the assailants tried to attack a border outpost belonging to the Guard on Sunday night, one was using an explosive-laden truck and the other had a suicide belt.
It says both assailants were killed. The explosions also wounded two Iranian forces at the Saravan border crossing in the southeastern Sistan-Baluchistan province.
The report didn’t say whether the assailants had crossed into Iran from Pakistan.
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The area has been the scene of occasional clashes between Baluch militants and Iranian forces.
Security forces also frequently clash with drug traffickers in the province, which lies on a major smuggling route for Afghan opium and heroin.