20 Iranian troops killed by PKK affiliate

PJAK, the PKK’s Iranian affiliate, kills 20 soldiers in Friday attack on Iranian army post, BBC’s Persian service reports

20 Iranian troops killed by PKK affiliate

World Bulletin / News Desk

 At least 20 Iranian soldiers were reportedly killed in an attack on a military outpost in Iran’s predominantly-Kurdish city of Marivan, the BBC’s Persian service reported on Friday.

According to the BBC, the “Party of Free Life of Kurdistan”, or PJAK, an Iranian affiliate of Turkey’s outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s (PKK) killed 20 Iranian troops in an attack on a military outpost in Marivan, a small city located only a few kilometers from the Iraqi border.

The Iranian authorities, for their part, have denied the claim.

PJAK considers PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan -- who has been imprisoned in Turkey since 1999 -- its leader as well.

The Turkish government considers PJAK, like the PKK, a terrorist organization. The Iran-based Kurdish group is also considered a terrorist organization by the U.S. and Iran.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Ağustos 2015, 09:27
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