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IRGC arrests 2 Pakistani terrorists in southeast Iran

20 September 2016 18:05

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The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces have arrested two terrorists with Pakistani nationality in the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchestan.

The IRGC forces detained the terrorists in the Kalehgan region in the city of Saravan, near the border with Pakistan, after learning that they had crossed into the country.

According to a statement by the IRGC, the terrorists had been funded by Saudi Arabia and had received intelligence assistance from spy agencies of enemy states.

The IRGC forces confiscated large quantities of weapons and ammunition and also found and defused two bombs in the Pakistani terrorists’ hideout that had been planned to be exploded in crowded places in Iran.

The two were detained promptly in a covert operation before the terrorists could find an opportunity to carry out any move.

The men are of Pakistani origin and members of a terrorist group that is hostile to the Islamic Republic and had entered Iran with the purpose of carrying out acts of sabotage and terrorism.

The terrorists have confessed that they were planning to conduct acts of sabotage.

Earlier in September, the IRGC announced that it has dismantled a terrorist group, backed by Saudi Arabia and the United States, in Sistan and Baluchestan Province.

IRGC forces clashed with several members of the so-called Jaish ul-Adl terror group in Kouhak near the Pakistani border and killed five terrorists.

Jaish ul-Adl has killed a number of civilians and border guards. Iranian troops have recently engaged them in a series of clashes and managed to thwart their terrorist activities on the border and inside the country.

In June, a police officer and five Jaish ul-Adl members were killed in clashes in the Khash region of Sistan and Baluchestan. A month later, the terrorists killed four Iranian borders guards and fled into neighboring Pakistan.

Jaish ul-Adl is a small Salafist group on the Saudi payroll. It is based near the border with Pakistan from where it carries out terrorist attacks against Iran.

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