PJAK strikes Iranian military guard post, kills 20
The PJAK (Kurdistan Free Life Party), an Iranian branch of the terrorist organization PKK, claimed to have killed 20 Iranian soldiers in their attack on a military guard post in the Kurdish province of Mariwan, the BBC reported.
The armed wing of the PJAK, YRK (Eastern Kurdistan Defense Units) made the statement about this claim.
According to information received by BBC Persian, security officials in Iran’s Kurdistan Province confirmed the attack but said there were no casualties.
In YRK’s statement, it was noted that the PJAK attack was in retaliation against recent Iranian Revolutionary Guard operations that violated the de facto ceasefire.
The PJAK, which is associated with the KCK (Group of Kurdistan Communities), the umbrella organization of the armed terrorist groups of the PKK and the PYD, unilaterally ended all armed operations and declared a ceasefire between two sides in 2011, but the Revolutionary Guards said the ceasefire conditions were “vague” and insufficient.
Earlier this week, PJAK’s military wing YRK claimed to have killed the Revolutionary Guard commander and 12 other Iranian soldiers in the heavily Kurdish-populated Kermanshah province. Yet the news has not been officially confirmed.