Three Iranian Revolutionary Guardsmen died from wounds sustained during a clash with the outlawed PEJAK separatists near the Turkish border, an Iranian news agency said on Monday.
The semi-official Fars News Agency quoted a Guards spokesman as saying the fighting took place on Saturday.
Iranian media had earlier said nine separatists were killed on that day, but
"These three Guardsmen were wounded two days ago in clashes with separatists ... and attained martyrdom after they were transported to hospital," the AP quoted spokesman Reza Rezvani as telling
The PKK is considered a terrorist organization by