TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Police Chief Brigadier General Esmayeel Ahmadi Moqaddam said the Saturday terrorist attack which claimed the lives of 14 Iranian border guards was the result of Pakistan’s ignorant and lax control over common borders with Iran.
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.
“The Pakistani government has always condemned these attacks, but it brings excuses that it does not have a strong presence along the border with Iran and it cannot, hence, control the border, but these are all excuses and we cannot accept them,” Ahmadi Moqaddam said.
He underlined that several other similar attacks have taken place along the Iranian border regions since the beginning of the current (Iranian) year, but in most cases the assailants have been forced to flee to the neighboring countries after sustaining heavy losses.
Earlier this month, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari announced that his forces have thwarted 11 foreign-backed terrorist plots, including suicide attacks, in the Southeastern parts of the country this year.
“This year, the terrorist groups and hirelings of the arrogant powers have sought to carry out 11 different operations, including a suicide attack, in the Southeastern parts of Iran which were all defused as a result of the efforts made by the IRGC forces,” Jafari said in the holy city of Mashhad, Northeastern Iran.
He warned Washington and other countries which support the terrorist groups against Iran that their puppet terrorists might one day betray them, and said, “If these puppet groups stand against the US, they will be able to carry out their suicide and savage operations at the very heart of the US.”
For the last three decades, the US has been training, arming and supporting anti-Iran terrorist groups on the other side of Iran’s borders both in the East and the West.
In April 2012, the Jundollah group – a CIA backed terrorist organization with a long record in staging terrorist operations in Iran – failed to stage a series of terrorist blasts due to the prompt action of the IRGC.
Commander of the IRGC Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour announced at the time that the Pakistan-based Jundollah planned to launch a wave of terrorist operations by blasting suicide vests and explosive-laden cars in Iran.
The General said the IRGC forces managed to disband a team and kill a number of the terrorists sent by the US-backed Jundollah group to stage terrorist operations and create insecurity in Iran.
After the detention of the members of the group, it was revealed that each of them was equipped with suicide vests filled with 20kg of explosives to be detonated among the public and in important parts of the country, he said.
In addition to using suicide vests, the terrorists were also due to plant bombs in stolen cars to blast them in key points, but the IRGC’s swift action foiled their plots, he added.
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