TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Interior Minister Ali Abdollahi said Tehran is still pursuing the recent attack on its border guards in the Southeastern parts of the country and has gained useful intelligence from captured terrorists.
“A number of the culprits behind the terrorist incident in Saravan have been captured as a result of industrious efforts (made by the Iranian forces) and good intelligence has been extracted from them,” Abdollahi said in the Northern province of Semnan on Tuesday.
On October 25, 14 Iranian border guards were killed and 6 more were injured during the terrorist attack by outlaws in Saravan border region in Sistan and Balouchestan, Southeastern Iran.
The terrorists who have reportedly been members of the outlawed Jeish Al-Adl radical Sunni Wahhabi movement fled into Pakistan after the operation.
Abdollahi also said that discussions between Iranian and Pakistani officials are underway to prevent similar border incidents in future.
He, meantime, assured the Iranian people of proper security inside the country and at the borders, adding that there is no concern in this regard.
After the cross-border attack in Saravan, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in a statement vowed to take action against terrorists.
“Under the present crucial juncture that the Islamic establishment is going through a sensitive historical juncture and is trying to gain a major achievement in area of nuclear talks strategic achievement, terrorist actions under the command and support of the spy agencies of the arrogant and colonial powers will not be able to harm the sincere and determined will of the Iranian nation,” parts of the IRGC statement read.
“The Sirkan (in Saravan of Sistan and Balouchestan) crime should remind the alleged advocates of global terrorism and those interested in establishing ties with the Islamic Republic that the Iranian nation has never been unaware of the masterminds of plots who direct terrorist acts by the counterrevolutionary forces against it and it will consider it in its strategic calculations through monitoring and realistic analysis,” the statement added.
The statement further reminded the positive security measures taken by the IRGC in the last several years in Sistan and Balouchestan, which could improve the security conditions in the area, and said, “Foes and enemies of the Islamic Revolution should rest assured that such attacks can never harm the unity and solidarity of the ruling system and the people in Southeastern Iran, and would rather strengthen their unity.”
“Defenders of the Islamic Revolution and borders of the country will continue combating the anti-revolutionaries, outlaws and aggressive terrorists decisively and powerfully in future,” the IRGC underlined in its statement.
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