Iran's armed opposition movement, the People's Mujahedeen, said they carried out a mortar attack late Monday on a position of the Revolutionary Guards near Ahwaz in southern Iran.
The movement said the Karbala Garrison northeast of Ahwaz housed the general command headquarters of the Revolutionary Guards in southern Iran and the command HQ of the Guards' 7th Vali-Asr Division.
In a communiqué received in Paris, the Mujahedeen said "operational units poured a heavy barrage of 82mm mortars" on the position, adding: "A number of Revolutionary Guards and agents of the mullahs' regime were killed or wounded in the attack."
The Iraq-based People's Mujahedeen, who claimed a mortar attack Saturday evening in Tehran, have been stepping up pressure on the regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Saturday's attack was against the intelligence ministry. The official news agency IRNA said there had been no casualties or property damage - PARIS (AFP)
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