Spokesman Raps Terror Attack Launched from Pakistan against Iranian Border Guards
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi criticized the Pakistani government for its failure to protect its borders from Takfiri militants who killed 10 Iranian border guards in a cross-border attack and said Islamabad should be held accountable for the incident.
Qassemi on Thursday strongly condemned the deadly terror attack by Takfiri militants from inside Pakistan targeting border guards in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan and offered his condolences to the bereaved families of those killed in the attack.
He further said Pakistan should be held accountable for the presence and operation of militant groups in its territory.
The spokesman also made it clear that the Islamic Republic will spare not efforts to follow up on the issue through all diplomatic and political channels.
Takfiri militants shot to death 10 Iranian border guards who were patrolling on the frontier with Pakistan on Wednesday.
The Iranian troops were martyred in an ambush by the terrorists in Mirjaveh in the Iran-Pakistan border’s zero-point.
A terrorist group calling itself Jaish al-Adl has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.
Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency late on Wednesday, Spokesman for the Iranian Police Brigadier General Saeed Montazer-al-Mahdi said the border guards were killed by long-range weapons firing from inside Pakistan.
The Pakistani government is to blame for the incident and they should be accountable for it, he added.