TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Tehran has provided the Pakistani government with information about the personal details and the location of those terrorists who killed more than a dozen of Iranian border guards a week ago, a senior parliamentarian announced Saturday.
On Friday, October 25, a group of armed men carried out an ambush attack on a border post in Gazbostan, near Iran’s southeastern city of Saravan, on the border with Pakistan which has almost no control over its side of the shared frontier with Iran.
Fourteen Iranian border guards were killed and six were wounded in the terrorist attack.
A terrorist group known as Jaish al-Adl, whose name translates as the Army of Justice, claimed responsibility for the deadly incident.
Speaking to Tasnim today, Avaz Heidarpour, member of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian Parliament, said Tehran has given detailed information to Islamabad about the names of Jaish al-Adl members who carried out the October 25 attack, as well as their location on the Pakistani soil.
According to Heidarpour, the Islamic Republic has even expressed readiness for apprehending the culprits inside Pakistan, in case Islamabad lacks the ability to do so.
“The Pakistani government has been asked to stop the activities of Jaish al-Adl group, because the available intelligence suggests the group has a few members,” the lawmaker added.
On October 26, a day after the attack, Iran’s foreign ministry summoned Pakistan’s chargé d’affaires in Tehran, Sohail Siddiqui, to voice the Islamic Republic’s protest over the incident.
In the meeting, the foreign ministry strongly demanded that Islamabad act in accordance with the security pact and extradition treaty signed between the two countries and apprehend the ringleaders as well as members of the terrorist group, who fled to Pakistan after the attack.
In February, Iran and Pakistan signed a security agreement under which both countries are required to cooperate in preventing and combating organized crime, fighting terrorism and countering activities which pose a threat to the national security of either country.
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