Iran MPs to discuss abducted border guards’ case in closed session

Tasnim – Iran’s lawmakers will attend a closed session of parliament on Sunday to discuss the circumstances around the recent abduction of a number of border guards by Takfiri terrorists near the Pakistani border.

The closed session of the parliament is slated to be held prior to an open session on Sunday morning with several security and military officials in attendance.

During the meeting, the security officials will explain their measures to secure the release of the kidnapped border guards.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force said on Tuesday that a number of its troops and local Basij forces had been abducted at a border post southeast of Iran on Monday evening.

In a statement, the Ground Force’s Quds Base said a number of local Basij forces and the border regiment forces stationed at a border post in Mirjaveh region in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan were abducted on Monday evening after acts of treason and collusion involving an element or elements of the anti-Revolution groups who had infiltrated the country.

It added that the Iranian defense and security forces along the border areas have launched a manhunt to catch the outlaws, terrorists and infiltrators and are taking serious measures to free the abductees.

Later on Tuesday, Brigadier General Pakpour said members of the so-called ‘Jaish-ul-Adl’ terrorist group infiltrated the country from the Pakistani side of the border and took hostage a number of local Basij forces, border guards and two IRGC members.

He said the terrorists took the Iranian forces to the Pakistani territory.