TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Tuesday its forces had foiled a terrorist attack against a border post in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan, killing three terrorists and injuring several others.

The Public Relations Department of the IRGC, in a statement, said a terrorist cell mounted an attack against a military post in Mirjaveh on the border between Iran and Pakistan on 1:30 am (local time) and attempted to capture the post from the Iranian border guards.

During the intense clashes that followed, the “firm and timely action” of the forces prevented the terrorists from reaching “their sinister goal,” the statement read.

Three terrorists were killed and several others were injured, the IRGC said, adding that a border guard was also martyred in the terror attack against the military post.

According to the statement, two IRGC forces were also martyred and two others were wounded in a booby trap blast in the area.

Police and security forces have been quite successful in ensuring security in Sistan and Balouchestan Province despite its long borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan, harsh weather and vast desert areas.