Talks underway for return of abducted solider: Police chief

IRNA – Iran Foreign Ministry and the Armed Forces Chief of Staff are in talk with Pakistan and pursue the case of return of abducted Iranian soldier who have been kidnapped in the Mirjaveh at the eastern borders with Pakistan, police chief said on Tuesday.

Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari told reporters during a visit to the southeastern region.

Commander of Sistan-Balouchestan Border Guards had said earlier that Iran’s security and police officials as well as its Foreign Ministry and the Shia and Sunni Ulema of the eastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan have been continuing efforts for the release of border guard kidnapped by terrorists on Mirjaveh border several months ago.

Brigadier General Saeed Komili had confirmed that the abducted border guard is in good health, saying, “We are engaged in diplomatic talks to help release Saeed Barati, a border guard kidnapped on Mirjaveh border.”

He further noted that 12 border guards, including nine conscripts, were attacked by terrorists late in April when they were changing posts.

During the terrorist move, three non-commissioned officers and six privates were martyred, two others wounded and one more was held captive by terrorists, the commander said.