5 Iranian security officers killed in attacks in country’s southeast

Suspected Sunni Muslim militants killed at least five Iranian security officers and wounded another 10 in two separate attacks on military installations in southeastern Iran, state media reports.

The attacks by militants from the Jaish al-Adl group took place overnight and targeted Iranian Revolutionary Guards headquarters in Rask and Chabahar, located in the Sistan and Baluchistan province, the reports say.

At least eight gunmen were killed during exchanges of fire with security forces, the media reports say.

Jaish al-Adl is an extremist Sunni Muslim group that operates in southeastern Iran and the western Pakistani province of Balochistan.

In January, Iran targeted two bases of the group in Pakistan with missiles, prompting a rapid military riposte from Islamabad targeting what it said were separatists in Iran.

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