Cross-Border Attack Kills 2 in Southeast Iran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A terrorist team fired projectiles from inside Pakistan at a border area southeast of Iran on Saturday, killing two local workers in Saravan in the province of Sistan and Balouchestan, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced.
In a statement on Saturday night, the IRGC Ground Force Quds Base said a “terrorist team affiliated with the global arrogance and foreign espionage services shot bullets with indirect fire and light weapons from the soil of Pakistan at the borders of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Saravan region” on Saturday evening.
The terrorist attack left two local workers killed in the region, it added.
The IRGC Ground Force troops responded to the attack, killing one of the terrorists and wounding two others, the statement added, noting that the rest of the terrorists fled deep into Pakistan.
Pakistani-based terrorist groups launch attacks on Iran’s southeastern areas every so often, killing border guards and civilians.
In late April, the so-called Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group launched an attack from inside Pakistan that killed ten Iranian border guards in Mirjaveh, in the province of Sistan and Balouchestan.
Iran has repeatedly called on Pakistan to tighten control along the common border and fight off the terrorist groups, reminding the Islamabad government that the burden of ensuring security along the 900-km joint border has always fallen on Tehran alone.