Three Iranian policemen killed in roadside bombing

Media reported on Thursday that a roadside bomb detonated by suspected Kurdish rebels of the Party for Free Life in Kurdistan (PEJAK) left three policemen killed near the town of Piranshahr, in west of Tehran.

According to the Iran daily General Faramarz Hosseinzadeh, the Local Chief of Border Police, and two other policemen were killed during the incident.

In May, five Kurdish activists were hanged in Iran on charges of involvement bombings and linkages to terrorist groups.

PEJAK is Iranian wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and is frequently engaged in armed clashes with Iranian Security Forces along the country’s western borders with Iraq.