Pakistan to Coordinate For Probe on Iran Border Guard Attack

Pakistan to Coordinate For Probe on Iran Border Guard Attack
Wed Apr 8, 2015 19:57:52

Pakistan said on Wednesday that it would coordinate with Iran to share information on the martyrdom of eight Iranian border guards by militants on Tuesday, to ensure they do not escape through the porous border that divides the two countries.

The eight guards were martyred by Pakistan-based militants in the country’s southeastern border.

The attack, which took place in the volatile Sistan-Baluchistan region of Iran, was carried out by the Jeish al-Adl group, which is said to be inspired by al Qaeda, according to Iran’s Fars news agency, cited by the Associated Press.

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“Armed terrorists entered Iran from Pakistan and clashed with border guards, killing eight soldiers before fleeing back to Pakistan,” Ali Asghar Mirshekari, deputy governor of Sistan-Baluchistan province, said on Tuesday.

Iranian security forces have frequently clashed with Sunni terrorist groups from Pakistan.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is set to meet Pakistani officials in Islamabad later on Wednesday to discuss the ongoing conflict in Yemen, where a coalition led by Saudi Arabia and supported by Pakistan is conducting airstrikes against Yemen.