Iran kills 6 terrorism suspects near Iraqi border: report

Iran's official news agency says members of the powerful Revolutionary Guard have killed six terrorism suspects near the border with Iraq.

IRNA's Sunday report quotes Gen. Mohammad Pakpour, chief of the Guard's ground forces, as saying that his forces also injured another three suspects in the incident Saturday.

He said the clashes happened at two locations in a Kurdish area as the suspects tried to cross the Iraqi border.

The area near Iran's borders with Iraq and Turkey sees occasional skirmishes with Kurdish separatist groups, as well as extremist Islamic rebels.