Commander: Diplomatic Efforts Underway to Determine Fate of Iranian Border Guard
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Border Police Commander General Hossein Zolfaqari announced that intelligence and diplomatic efforts are underway to clarify the fate of Jamshid Danaeifar, the Iranian border guard abducted by a Pakistani-based terrorist group in February.
Iran has received no proof yet as to whether Danaeifar was killed by the Jaish-ul-Adl terrorist group, Zolfaqari told reporters in Iran's northeastern city of Bojnord on Tuesday.
“Intelligence and diplomatic efforts are underway to clear up the fate of Sergeant Danaeifar,” the Iranian commander stated.
Danaeifar, along with four other Iranian border guards, was kidnapped on February 6 by the Pakistani-based Jaish-ul-Adl terrorist group.
They were abducted in Jakigour region in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan and taken to Pakistan.
Four of the five border guards were released and returned home on April 6, after being held hostage for two months. However, Danaeifar still remains unaccounted for.
On March 23, Jaish-ul-Adl announced in a Twitter message that it had killed Danaeifar but the terrorist group has provided no evidence to confirm its claim. The four released border guards said that Danaeifar had been separated from them for nearly a month.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry also has announced that it will keep up efforts to shed light on the fate of the abducted soldier.