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Gulf Today Report
Three Iranian border guards were killed and two others wounded by unknown gunmen near the country’s northwestern border with Turkey, state news agency reported.
The official IRNA news agency quoting the West Azerbaijan province's border guard commander Yahya Hosseinkhani on Friday night that, "Armed counter-revolutionary elements... started a firefight with a number of Urmia regiment's border guards in the afternoon."
It occurred in the vicinity of Tergever, some 16 kilometres (10 miles) from Iran's far northwestern border with Turkey.
Iran's West Azerbaijan province also borders Iraqi Kurdistan.
They "repelled the terrorists and prevented their infiltration" into Iran and caused "significant casualties" to them, he added.
Iran's Revolutionary Guards said in August that its forces killed three "terrorist" gunmen it claimed had links to the United States who tried to infiltrate its territory through the same province.The Islamic republic's west and northwest areas have seen sporadic clashes between its forces and Kurdish rebels in past years.
Photos of the grisly scene circulated on social media showing a bullet-riddled police car and an unmarked truck, along with officers’ bodies scattered out along the street or still inside the car.
A video circulating on social media showed thick black smoke billowing from a huge ball of fire.
Bereaved friends and families joined in mourning after a Ukrainian airliner crashed near Tehran killing all 176 on board, as heartbreaking details started emerging about the victims, most of them from Iran and Canada.
“China will continue to firmly support the GCC countries in maintaining their own security... and build a collective security framework for the Gulf,” Xi said at the start of the China-GCC summit.
The Ferjan Dubai team comprises 281 primary and affiliate members who have completed over 15,000 hours of volunteer service since the initiative’s launch. Ferjan Dubai has also entered into 15 agreements with private and public sector companies in Dubai to enhance its community activities.
The lowest temperature of 10˚C was recorded in Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah at midnight and 7am on Friday, while the highest temperature of 31.6˚C was recorded on the same day in Kalba in Sharjah at 11am UAE local time.