Some of Those behind Terror Attack on Iranian Border Guards Identified: MP

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ابوالفضل حسن بیکی/ابوالفضل حسن بیگی/

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The vice-chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said the country’s security forces have identified some of those behind a recent deadly terrorist attack near the Pakistani border that killed nine Iranian border guards.

Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Abolfazl Hassanbeigi said the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Interior Ministry, Law Enforcement Force and security forces are working on different aspects of the incident.

He added that according to some security officials, a probe has been launched into the terror attack and some of the terrorist elements behind it have been identified.

However, the parliamentarian added, a few more days of investigations are needed to complete the intelligence activities and arrest the perpetrators.

Takfiri militants shot to death 9 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.

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