2018 Marivan border crossing attack

2018 Marivan border crossing attack ...
en.wikipedia.org 21/07/2018 History

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The Marivan border crossing attack was an attack by Kurdistani forces against an Iranian border crossing. It occurred on July 21, 2018, conducted by PJAK forces The attack took place near the village of Dari, from the city of Marivan, Kurdistan. Ten Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps soldiers were killed and eight were wounded.
Attack
On Saturday, July 21, 2018, at around 2:30 am, a squad of armed PJAK attacked the border guard station of Hamza Sayyid al-Shohada. According to the commander of the Marivan station, the attack occurred in a vulnerable part of the station, leading to the explosion of the station's ammunition dump and killing 10 IRGC soldiers and one soldier from Basij. A number of PJAK forces became casualties during the attack.
According to Press TV, clashes in recent years have repeated between Iranian border guards and rebel groups attempting to cross the Iran/Pakistan and Iran/Iraq borders with the aim of carrying out attacks inside Iran.
Reaction
PJAK claimed responsibility for the attack.
The commander of Marivan border station stated: "Terrorist and counter-revolutionary groups and their supporters who lack any base among the Iranian nation, especially the wise and revolutionary people of Kordestan, should anticipate the harsh and deadly retaliation of the brave and devoted warriors of Islam for this crime."
The Kurdistan Free Life Party, or PJAK (Kurdish: Partiya Jiyana Azad a Kurdistanê‎), is a militant Kurdish leftist, anti-Iranian government group. It has waged an intermittent armed struggle since 2004 against the Iranian government for self-determination for Kurds in Iranian Kurdistan.
The PJAK is affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) through the Kurdistan Communities Union, an umbrella group of Kurdish political and insurgent groups throughout Kurdistan.
Its armed wing, the Eastern Kurdistan Units (YRK), is estimated to have 3,000 members, who are from Iran, Turkey, Iraq, Syria, and the Kurdish diaspora. PJAK has been designated as a terrorist organisation by Iran, Japan, Turkey, and the United States.
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