Deputy Commander of NAJA (Iranian police) Operations Department Brigadier General Jalal Setareh in interview with YJC said that 5 border guards were killed in the border area of Sumar early Monday.
They were killed by land mines remaining from the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s, he stated.
The official said that the mines had been moved by heavy rain from off-road to the road surface.
The guards were riding two vehicles on the road which they regularly use, when they ran over the mines and all were killed.
On the other hand, a report says that a 17-year old girl was also killed by a land mine in the suburban areas of Qasr-e Shirin on the border with Iraq.
The girl who was member of a nomadic tribe was grazing their cattle when she treaded a mine and was killed.