ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – At least 10 Iranian forces were killed in early morning clashes in Mariwan, Kurdistan province on Saturday.
“The identity of the terrorists has not been figured out yet and no group has claimed responsibility,” Reza Mirzaee, director of security for Kurdistan province, told IRNA news.
A base of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) in Mariwan was attacked early Saturday morning.
IRNA reported that 11 were killed and eight wounded. Other media put the death toll at 10.
An ammunition cache exploded in the clashes, causing a number of casualties, Fars News reported, citing an official statement.
Several armed Kurdish groups are active along the Kurdistan Region-Iran border. None have immediately claimed responsibility.
The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) said an unidentified armed group had carried out the attack.