Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan cooperating in joint border areas

An Iranian border guard (file photo)

Tehran, Jan 17, IRNA – Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan are fully cooperating aimed at tightening the security along the joint border areas, a senior Iranian commander said here on Saturday.
  Talking to IRNA, Deputy Commander of Iran’s Border Guards for Operations Brigadier General Jalal Setareh stressed that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and the army forces are also stationed along the southeastern border areas to reinforce security in this joint region.

In the latest border clashes, two Iranian border police officers were killed and several border guards were injured in southeastern Iran last October in an armed conflict with a group of bandits at Iran-Pakistan border.

Iran has repeatedly criticized its eastern neighbors for failing to rein in terrorists who cross the borders back into these countries after carrying out their attacks on Iranian soil.

General Setareh underscored that Iran also enjoys cordial relations with its southeastern neighbors aimed at tightening security in joint border areas.

As per the negotiations held between the Pakistani and Afghan officials, the two countries pay due attention to their border areas more that before, he added.

On October 8, 2014, three Iranian police officers were killed when they, along with other patrol police forces, came under a night attack by armed bandits while on a mission in the city of Saravan in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan.

Another police officer was killed after an explosives-laden car taken to the police station by terrorists went off hours after the first incident.

General Setareh pointed out that there is no major security problem along Iran’s southeastern border areas, adding this region is fully secure.



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