(FNA) - Four members of Iran's security forces were killed by an explosion set off in a booby-trap attack by rebels near the Pakistani border.
The state-run radio reported late on Friday that the four policemen were buried the same day in the city of Zahedan in southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province, but it did not specify when they were killed. Two others were wounded in the blast, it said.
Iranian security forces regularly clash with heavily armed drug smugglers and bandits in the southeast border area.
Last month also, several members of Iran's border security forces were killed in an ambush near the Pakistani border.
In December, Iran said the rebel group Jondollah had killed 16 police hostages who were abducted from a checkpoint in Sistan-Baluchestan in June. Tehran has said Abdolmalek Rigi the head of Jondollah is part of the al-Qaeda network.
Rigi was captured on Feb, 23, 2010, over the Persian Gulf waters while he was traveling on a plane via Dubai to Kirgizstan. On the day of the capture, at a press conference in Tehran, Iran's intelligence minister Heydar Moslehi provided a photograph showing Rigi at a US base in Afghanistan 24 hours before his arrest.