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Three Soldiers Killed in Pakistan-Iran Border Clashes

A group of Iranian border guards march at the eastern border of Iran shared with Pakistan and Afghanistan near Zabol, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. (AP)

TEHRAN (AFP) — Two Iranian border guards and a Pakistani paramilitary officer were killed in a shooting incident, sources on the two sides said Friday, as Tehran said rebels tried to infiltrate the country.

“Several rebels” also died in the fighting Thursday night, Iran’s news agency ISNA quoted a military official as saying, adding that a car and weapons were seized.

Meanwhile, an official in Pakistan said a paramilitary officer was killed and four soldiers wounded when their vehicle came under fire by Iranian border guards.

“The FC (Frontier Corps) patrol was chasing two suspects in a car when the Iranian border guards opened fire from across the border, killing one junior commissioned officer and wounding four soldiers,” spokesman Wasey Khan told AFP.

The home secretary of Pakistan’s Baluchistan province, Akbar Hussain Durrani, confirmed the incident and the casualties.

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