5 kidnapped Iranian border guards repatriated from Pakistan
Five of the 14 Iranian border guards who had been abducted by terrorists at a military post on the common border with Pakistan back in October returned home following consultations with Pakistani diplomatic and military officials.
According to Press TV, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Public Relations Department announced in a statement that the abductees retuned to Iran Wednesday night after consultation and interaction with Pakistan.
The so-called Jaish-ul-Adl terrorist group infiltrated the country from the Pakistani side of the border on October 15 and took hostage 14 border guards, local Basij forces, and IRGC members.
In its statement, the IRGC said the efforts will continue to secure the release of the remaining abductees.
The IRGC Ground Force’s Quds Base announced in October that the local Basij forces and the border regiment forces stationed at the border post in Mirjaveh region in Iran’s Southeastern Province of Sistan and Balouchestan had been abducted after “acts of treason and collusion” involving an element or elements of the anti-Revolution groups who had infiltrated the country.
Iranian military forces along the southeastern border areas are frequently attacked by terrorist groups coming from Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Tehran has frequently asked the two neighbors to step up security at the common border to prevent terrorist attacks on Iranian forces.