Iran's Revolutionary Guards said they killed six "armed bandits" in a shootout in the country's southeast.
It also left three members of a guards-linked paramilitary force dead.
The guards said late Saturday on their website that the latest clashes broke out around a hideout of militants near a village in central Sistan-Baluchistan.
The province bordering Pakistan and Afghanistan is a flashpoint for clashes with smuggling gangs as well as separatists from the Baluchi minority and extremist militant groups.
On Friday, the guards said they had targeted and killed the perpetrators behind an attack that had left two of their members dead on December 25 in the same province.
South Korea's military said Sunday that an unidentified person crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea.
The person was earlier spotted by a surveillance equipment at the eastern portion of the border, known as the Demilitarized Zone.
The person avoided capture by South Korean troops on Saturday night.
Officers with South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said surveillance later detected the person crossing the border.
It was unclear whether the person was a South Korean entering the North, or a North Korean returning to it.
Israel's military says it launched strikes against militant targets in the Gaza Strip a day after rockets were fired from the Hamas-ruled territory.
Early Sunday, video filmed in the southern Gaza Strip showed three huge explosions and fighter jets could be heard flying over.
There was no immediate confirmation of possible casualties.
The Israeli military said the attacks targeted a rocket manufacturing facility at a military post for Hamas.
Via remote, I'm Marissa Melton, VOA News.