IRGC Commander in Pakistan to Discuss Abducted Border Guards’ Fate
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour traveled to Pakistan Monday to pursue the issue of a number of Iranian border guards who were recently kidnapped and taken into Pakistan by Takfiri terrorists.
“From the very beginning of the kidnapping incident, the IRGC has put forward special and immediate efforts to secure the release of the Iranian border guards and deal with terrorists backed by foreign intelligence agencies,” IRGC Spokesman Brigadier General Ramazan Sharif said on Monday.
Accordingly, Brigadier General Pakpour left Tehran for Pakistan this morning at the head of a high-ranking delegation to pursue the issue, he added.
On Tuesday, the IRGC Ground Force said a number of its troops and local Basij forces had been abducted at a border post southeast of Iran last Monday.
In a statement, the Ground Force’s Quds Base said a number of local Basij forces and the border regiment forces stationed at a border post in Mirjaveh region in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan were abducted after acts of treason and collusion involving an element or elements of the anti-Revolution groups who had infiltrated the country.
It added that the Iranian defense and security forces along the border areas have launched a manhunt to catch the outlaws, terrorists and infiltrators and are taking serious measures to free the abductees.
Later on Tuesday, Brigadier General Pakpour said members of the so-called ‘Jaish-ul-Adl’ terrorist group infiltrated the country from the Pakistani side of the border and took hostage a number of local Basij forces, border guards and two IRGC members.
He said the terrorists took the Iranian forces to the Pakistani territory.