Esmayeel Ahmadi Moqaddam

Police chief: Investigations underway on Saravan incident

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Police Chief Brigadier General Esmayeel Ahmadi Moqaddam underlined that investigations continue to find the identity of the terrorists who killed four Iranian police officers in Southeastern parts of the country.

Four Iranian police officers, including a conscript, were killed in two terrorist attacks on a border post in the Southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan.

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

“We are after identification of the terrorists,” Ahmadi Moqaddam told FNA on Thursday.

Stressing that Tehran will protest at Pakistan for its lax control over the bordering areas with Iran, he said, “This is not acceptable that the terrorists use Pakistan’s soil to hit (Iran).”

“Anyway, preventing such incidents is their responsibility,” Ahmadi Moqaddam stressed.

The slain Iranian police officers were identified as Parviz Keikhayee, Ayat Khanalipour and Morteza Maleki. The draftee was identified as Mohammadreza 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.

Sistan and Balouchestan Province has been the scene of a number of terrorist attacks in recent years.

On February 6, Jaish al-Adl terrorists kidnapped five Iranian border guards in Jakigour region in Sistan and Balouchestan 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 al-Adl terrorist group killed 14 Iranian border guards and wounded six others in the border region near the city of Saravan in Sistan and Balouchestan 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 Fars News Agency

 

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