Police: Terrorists, drug traffickers unable to infiltrate Iran’s territory easily

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian anti-narcotics official said the recent clash between terrorists and Iranian forces at the border with Pakistan proved that Iran has been mostly successful in blocking infiltration into its territories.

Commander of the anti-narcotics squad of Iran’s Law Enforcement Police General Ali Moayyedi Wednesday once more expressed sorrow over the Saturday morning terrorist attack in Southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan bordering Pakistan.

The anti-narcotics police chief underlined that the occurrence of the attack at the zero point of the border is the greatest success for the police forces, because the terrorist have not managed to infiltrate into the depth of the country.

He added that during the past decade Iran strengthened its border guards and managed to decrease the bandits’ activities on the border line to minimum.

“The recent (terrorist) move proves that our measures in border regions have been successful and we have managed to block the path of the traffickers and terrorists effectively,” Moayyedi pointed out.

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 affiliated to the terrorist Jundollah group fled into Pakistan after their operation.

On Saturday, Commander of Iran’s Border Guard Force General Hossein Zolfaqari said, “Eight brave border guards have been martyred in clashes with the outlaws early this morning. Six other border guards were also wounded and died of injuries later.”

There has yet been no information about any casualty on the side of the outlaws.

The Jundollah group has built a safe haven in Pakistan and it escaped to this Eastern neighbor of the Islamic Republic each time it staged a terrorist operation in Iran before it was disbanded and its leaders were arrested and executed.

In its last operation in Iran, the Pakistani-based Jundollah terrorist group claimed responsibility for December 15, 2010 attack at the Imam Hussein Mosque in Iran’s Southeastern port city of Chabahar in Sistan and Balouchestan Province where people were commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shiite Imam.

At least 38 mourners were killed and more than 89 others, including women and children, were injured in the attack.

The Jundollah group has claimed responsibility for numerous terrorist attacks in Iran. The group has carried out mass murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, acts of sabotage and bombings. They have targeted civilians and government officials as well as all ranks of Iran’s military.

In one of the worst cases, the terrorist group killed 22 citizens and abducted 7 more in the Tasouki region on a road linking the southeastern city of Zahedan to another provincial town.

In 2007, Jundollah kidnapped 30 people in the Sistan and Balouchestan province and took them to the neighboring Pakistan.

Jundollah claimed responsibility the same year for an attack on an Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) bus in which 11 IRGC personnel were killed.

In another crime in October 2009, the Pakistan-based terrorist Jundollah group claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in the Sistan and Balouchestan province which killed 42 people among them a group of senior military commanders, including Lieutenant Commander of the IRGC Ground Force Brigadier General Nourali Shoushtari.

By Fars News Agency


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