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2010 Iran-Iraq border clash
Part of Iran–PJAK conflict
DateMay 13, 2010
LocationShamiran, Iraq
Result Indecisive
 Iran  Iraq
Casualties and losses
None 1 POW

The 2010 Iran–Iraq border clash occurred on May 13, 2010, when Iraqi and Iranian border guards exchanged fire. It was the first major incident between the two since December 2009, when Iran took control of a disputed oil well.[1] The gunfight lasted 90 minutes and an Iraqi officer was captured. The clash was instigated in error, when Iranians mistook the Iraqi guard as members of an Iranian Kurdish rebel group.[1]

The shooting took place in Shamiran, which is located in a mountainous region straddling the two countries' border.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Iraqi and Iranian Soldiers Trade Fire on Border, Asharq Alawsat, May 14, 2010.

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