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    Iran Revolutionary Guard Says Foiled Attack on Southeastern Military Checkpoint

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said on Monday that a day before it had prevented an attack on military checkpoint in the country's southeast and eliminated several terrorists.

    "Last night, terrorists and gunmen attempted a suicide attack using a car rigged with explosives, targeting one of the IRGC land forces’ sentry posts in Saravan County," IRGC said in a statement published on its news website Sepahnews.

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    According to the statement, Iranian forces managed to prevent the attack, destroying the vehicle while also killing two terrorists.

    The county, located close to the Iran-Pakistan border, regularly witnesses attacks on Iranian border guards.

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