Eight Iranian border guards have been killed in a clash with gunmen near Pakistan, Iranian media say.
They were shot dead after the attackers crossed into Iran’s Sistan Baluchistan province, according to reports.
The gunmen then fled back across the border, Iranian official said. The identity of the attackers is not known.
Sistan Baluchistan has seen frequent clashes in recent years between Iranian security forces and drug smugglers and Sunni rebel groups.
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