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 Iran's Islamic revolutionary guard corps IRGC killed two Kurdish civilians

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Iran's Islamic revolutionary guard corps IRGC killed two Kurdish civilians  16.10.2013 
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The Kurdish town of Sardasht, Eastern Kurdistan (northwestern Iran). Photo: Flick
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October 16, 2013

SARDASHT, Iranian Kurdistan,— Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) killed two Kurdish civilians in the Kurdish town of Sardasht.

According to witness statements, IRGC soldiers opened fire on a 30-year old Kurdish man by the name of Mohammed Karimi in Sardasht. Karimi was hit by several bullets and died on the scene. Witnesses underline that Karimi had not done anything and that the IRGC soldiers just killed him without warning, The Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran PDKI's reported.

In a separate incident, IRGC soldiers opened fire on a Kurdish man by the name of Mohammed Selimi and killed him in the village of Zeroao, which is located outside Sardasht. Selimi was a father of two children.

During the past three weeks at least 9 Kurdish civilians have been killed in different Kurdish cities, towns and villages of Iranian Kurdistan.

Last week five members of IRGC were killed in a clash with rebel groups in Eastern Kurdistan (Iran's western Kurdistan region). The clash erupted in one of the Kurdish villages of Baneh town in the province,www.ekurd.net two other members of the IRGC's Beit al-Muqaddas unit in Kurdistan were seriously wounded, the report said. semi-official Mehr news agency reported that the IRGC's senior commanders have held a meeting in Baneh to discuss the issue. 
 
 

Iranian security forces arrested 24 Kurds following the clashes, and been charged with helping or supporting the group that was involved in the clash.

No group has claimed responsibility so far for the attack.

Over the past decades, Iran's Kurdistan region has been the hotbed of clashes between Iranian military forces and Kurdish armed groups. The bloody conflicts have claimed thousands of lives from both sides.

The PJAK, or the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan, is one of the most active militant Kurdish nationalist group and based in Kurdistan region in Iraq's north that has been carrying out attacks Iranian forces in the Kurdistan region of Iran.

Since 2004 the PJAK took up arms for self-rule in Iraq's Kurdistan. Half the members of PJAK are women. The PJAK has about 3,000 armed militiamen.

Estimate to over 12 million Kurds live in Iranian Kurdistan.

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