TEHRAN (FNA)- Pakistan is necessitated to show more responsibility and tighten its lax security control over the border with Iran, Sistan and Baluchestan’s Deputy Governor-General Rajabali Sheikhzadeh said after 14 Iranian border guards were killed in a cross-border attack by terrorists.
14 Iranian border guards were killed and 6 more were injured during the terrorist attack in Saravan border region in Southeastern Iran in the early hours of Saturday morning. The terrorists who have reportedly been members of the outlawed Jeish Al-Adl radical Sunni Wahhabi movement fled into Pakistan after the operation in Iran’s Southeastern Sistan and Balouchestan province.
“Pakistan should feel responsible for its borders because these outlaws have fled into Pakistan after the clashes,” Sheikhzadeh told FNA on Saturday.
The official said Pakistan’s lax security control over the border with Iran has provided a chance for terrorist and outlawed groups to stage such moves occasionally.
Earlier today, Commander of Iran’s Border Guard Force General Hossein Zolfaqari confirmed the death of 14 Iranian border guards in the clashes, but said no one has been abducted by the terrorist group.
Some media reports had claimed earlier today that several border guards had also been abducted by the terrorists before they fled into Pakistan.
“No border guard has been abducted in this incident,” General Zolfaqari told FNA.
“Eight brave border guards have been martyred in clashes with the outlaws early this morning,” General Zolfaqari said, adding, “Six other border guards were also wounded and died of injuries.”
There has yet been no information about any casualty on the side of the outlaws.An armed group named Jeish Al-Adl has claimed responsibility for the attack.
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