Forces of the Hamzeh Seyyed o-Shohada Base of the IRGC’s Ground Force clashed with a team of miscreants and anti-revolutionaries who attempted to infiltrate and carry out sabotage operations in Sardasht, annihilating them upon entering the country, said the statement.
During the operation, some weapons and ammunition have also been were seized, the statement added, according to IRNA.
Sardasht is situated in the West Azarbaijan Province, northwest Iran, near the borders with Iraq.
The city was attacked with chemical weapons by Iraq under former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein during his imposed war against Iran in the 1980s.
Iranian forces frequently engage in clashes with terrorist outfits or carry out operations against them near the country’s western and eastern borders, Press TV wrote.
Last month, two terrorist outfits were disbanded in separate operations conducted by the Intelligence Ministry and police forces in Iran’s northwestern areas, during which two terrorists were killed, two others injured, and dozens arrested by the Iranian forces.
Back in July, the country’s security forces disbanded a Takfiri terrorist group that sought to carry out simultaneous terrorist attacks in several provinces in cooperation with intelligence services of two European and regional countries.