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IRGC promises release of kidnapped border guards soon

Tehran, Commander of Ground Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced that a number of the Iranian border guards who were kidnapped by Jaish ul-Adl terrorists will be released soon.

In the wake of consultations between Iranian and Pak political, security and intelligence officials together with the 24/7 efforts made by security forces, a number of the Iranian border guards will be released soon, Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said.

Fourteen Iranian Basij (volunteer forces) and border guard forces were abducted by terrorists in Mirjaveh border point with Pakistan in Sistan-Baluchestan Province on October 15.

Five of the guards were then freed on November 15, IRGC commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari earlier said.

Pakpour went on to say that efforts are still underway to release the remaining border guards.

Earlier in an exclusive interview with IRNA, answering a question on one of the main problems between Iran and Pakistan which deals with border security and also on the latest conditions of the Iranian border guards who were abducted by terrorists in Mirjaveh border point with Pakistan in Sistan-Baluchestan Province on October 15, Pakistan Envoy to Tehran Riffat Masood said both Iranian and Pakistani governments and armies are aware of the fact that there are terrorist groups in these areas and they even know their sponsors.

Meanwhile, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has called on the Pakistani government to take necessary action on releasing Iranian border guards.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency – IRNA


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