Iran’s Intelligence Ministry says the body of a border guard abducted by terrorists and transferred to Pakistan in February last year has been returned home.
Following extensive intelligence operations over the past year, Iranian security forces managed to capture some suspects involved in the murder of Jamshid Danaeifar and retrieve his body, the ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
It added that Danaeifar’s body was transferred to Iran on Saturday.
Jaish-ul-Adl terrorists kidnapped five Iranian border guards in Jakigour region of Sistan and Baluchestan Province on February 6, 2014 and took them to the Pakistani territory.
In a message on April 6, 2014, Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said efforts by security and diplomatic bodies as well as locals had borne fruit and four of the abductees had been freed and reunited with their families.
Iran had repeatedly declared that it held the Pakistani government responsible for the lives of the Iranian hostages.
In February 2013, Iran and Pakistan signed a security agreement under which both countries are required to cooperate in preventing and combating organized crime and fighting terrorism, and countering the activities that pose a threat to the national security of either country.
Iran has repeatedly called on Pakistan to comply with the terms of the agreement.