Oct 26, 2013, 7:49 AM
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Informed source: conflict left 17 killed in Saravan border area

Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan province, Oct 26, IRNA – An informed source acknowledged about conflict in border area of southeast of Sistan and Baluchestan province which left 17 border guards killed.

The source, who asked not to be named, told IRNA on Friday evening that in an armed conflict, which took place in border area of Saravan city hours ago, a number of border guards have been martyred.

He added that the primary information said that 17 border guards have been killed, but the exact number of the martyred has not been confirmed by provincial border guard force.

Deputy governor general for political-security affairs Rajabali Sheikhzadeh and colonel Molla Shahi, deputy of provincial border guard force confirmed the basic news on conflict and martyrdom of a number of forces, but declined to give further comment until the investigation report is published.

Units from military and disciplinary forces from other cities of province have been dispatched to the border area.