Date :Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 | Time : 13:17 |ID: 74459 | Print

Jaish al-Adl abducted 14 Iranian border guards

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SHAFAQNA14 border guards, including IRGC intelligence officers, were kidnapped by terrorists on province of Sistan-Baluchistan, southeastern border with Pakistan.

The official IRNA news agency said the border guards were “abducted between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. in the Lulakdan area of the border by a terrorist group.”

Lulakdan is located 150 kilometers southeast of Zahedan, capital of the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan.

Of the 14, two were members of the elite IRGC intelligence unit and seven were volunteers in the Basij militia involved in “a security operation.”, rferl reported.

The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) said in a statement Pakistan is expected to fight terrorists and outlaws who have nested along the borders and are propped up by some reactionary and terrorist regional counties.

Measures to arrest the terrorists and to free the kidnapped are high on the agenda for the defense and security forces deployed in the border areas.

The terrorist act is believed to be an inside job, added the IRGC statement.

Terrorist attacks are from time to time conducted in Iran-Pakistan border. Attacks by terrorists and smuggling bands sometimes happen in the the area, which is close to Pakistan border.

Ebrahim Azizi, spokesman of Jaish al-Adl, a Sunni militant group, said the group had seized more than 10 people.

“This morning Jaish al-Ad forces attacked a border post in Mirjaveh, and captured all their weapons,” Azizi said in an audio message sent to Reuters.

The group also claimed responsibility on its Twitter account.

Sunni extremist group Jundallah (Soldiers of God) launched a bloody insurgency in the province in 2000 targeting the security forces and officials of Iran’s Shiite-dominated government.

The campaign peaked with a spate of deadly attacks from 2007 — including twin suicide bombings against a Shiite mosque that killed 28 people — but abated after the group’s leader was killed in mid-2010.

In 2012, Jundullah members formed a successor organisation called Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice), which has carried out a spate of attacks on the security forces,Economic Times.

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