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3 Iranian soldier killed in clashes near Iraqi border

3 Iranian soldier killed in clashes near Iraqi border
Iranian state media are saying that three soldiers have been killed in clashes with an "armed terrorist group" in a Kurdish area near the Iraqi border, ABC News reported.
Thursday's reports cited a statement by the Intelligence Department saying one of the militants was also killed and several were wounded.
It said the clashes took place near the Kurdish town of Piranshar, about 730 kilometers, or 450 miles, northwest of the capital, Tehran.
The statement did not elaborate on the affiliation of the militants or say when the fighting happened.
The region near the borders with Iraq and Turkey has been the scene of occasional clashes with Kurdish separatist groups as well as extremist ISIS militants.
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