Amid unrest, Iranian Guard attacks militant group in Iraq
Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard on Saturday attacked a Kurdish militant group's base located in the north of neighboring Iraq, state media said, a week after widespread anti-government protests began over a young woman's death in police custody.
The death of a 22-year-old woman Mahsa Amini, who died in custody after being detained by Iranian morality police, has launched unrest across Iran's provinces and capital of Tehran. Amini's family hails from Iran's Kurdish region.
IRNA said the Guard’s ground forces fired artillery from positions within Iran's West Azerbaijan province, attacking what it described as a "terrorist group” based across the border in Iraq. The report did not elaborate.
IRNA also said some members of a separatist group, so-called "Komleh” in Iran, were arrested by intelligence forces, without giving details.