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28 May 2017 - 19:27

In an armed clash with outlaws Saturday, two Iranian border guards were killed and two others were injured in West Azarbaijan, an official said.

Colonel Mohammadreza Firouzi and Warrant Officer Javad Farahi were martyred while patrolling the region, deputy border guard commander of West Azarbaijan for social affairs Ali Golabi told Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Sunday.

He also said the two injured have been taken to the hospital.

The 550-km Iran-Turkey joint border is located in West Azarbaijan, 150km of which is near city of Orumiyeh (Urmia).

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