Gunmen kill 4 police officers in southeast Iran

An Iranian border guard (file photo)

Four Iranian police officers, including a conscript, have been killed in two terrorist attacks on a border base in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan.

The tragic event took place on Wednesday and Thursday in the vicinity of the city of Saravan near the border with Pakistan, Fars news agency reported.

The slain Iranian police officers were identified as Parviz Keikhaei, Ayat Khanali-Pour and Morteza Maleki. The draftee was identified as Mohammad-Reza Nazarian.

The second terrorist raid came less than 24 hours after the first one. Police have launched a probe to identify the perpetrators of the terror attack.

The Sistan-Baluchestan Province has been the scene of a number of terrorist attacks in recent years.

On February 6, Jaish-ul-Adl terrorists kidnapped five Iranian border guards in Jakigour region in Sistan and Baluchestan and took them to the Pakistani territory.

In a message on April 6, Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said efforts by security and diplomatic bodies as well as locals had borne fruit and four of the abductees were freed and reunited with their families.

On October 25, 2013, Jaish-ul-Adl killed 14 Iranian border guards and wounded six others in the border region near the city of Saravan in Sistan and Baluchestan Province.

In February 2013, 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 the activities that pose a threat to the national security of either country.

Iran has repeatedly called on Pakistan to comply with the terms of the agreement.

By Press TV


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