Iran: forces kill 2 Kurdish insurgents who were on the run

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Posted: Jul 07, 2016 6:47 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's semi-official Fars news agency says the Revolutionary Guard has killed two Kurdish insurgents who have been on the run since last week.

The Thursday report says they were part of a larger group, 11 of whom were killed in clashes with Iranian forces last week in Iran's western Kurdistan province.

The report says the pair was killed on Tuesday and did not identify them, describing them as "counter-revolutionary bandits."

Iranian forces clashed with Kurdish separatists on a number of occasions in June. That month, Iran said its forces killed dozens of insurgents in its western provinces bordering Iraq, a country with a large Kurdish minority.