- CNTV English - CCTV News

Iran's revolution guards commander killed in Kurdish rebel mine attack: report

10-26-2011 22:14 BJT

TEHRAN, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- A commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) was killed in northwest Iran by a landmine planted by the country's Kurdish rebels, the English- language Tehran Times daily reported Wednesday.

The mine detonated while the IRGC officer and his disposal team were clearing mines planted by members of the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK), said the report, without giving details.

After launching a series of deadly attacks against PJAK militants in northwest Iran this summer, the IRGC announced on Sept. 30 that the Kurdish rebels had retreated to Iraq.

The PJAK accepted Iran's conditions to retreat 1 kilometer away from the Iranian border with Iraq and to refrain from military activities on Iran's soil and recruitment of Iranian nationals as its members, said the deputy commander of the IRGC's Ground Forces, Brigadier General Abdullah Araqi.

Western Iran witnesses regular armed clashes between Iranian security forces and Kurdish militants, particularly with PJAK forces, an anti-Iran Kurdish group linked to Turkey's outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program