Commander of the Law Enforcement Police in the Southeastern city of Saravan General Mohsen Davoudi announced on Sunday that his forces have arrested the terrorists who had killed two police officers in the same region two years ago.
“The police forces, with their round-the-clock efforts and people’s cooperation, succeeded in identifying and capturing two outlaws who had martyred two police officers of Saravan’s 111 commando units in 2012,” Davoudi said.
“The suspects were hiding in one of the villages of Khash region, but they were arrested and handed over to the judiciary officials” as a result of the efforts of popular forces and police crime detection units,” he added.
Davoudi explained that two years ago as the culprits were seeking to smuggle 120kg of illicit drugs to Iran, they killed the two policemen and fled the scene when they came across the police units in the region.
In a relevant development earlier this month, Iranian security forces in the Southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan identified and arrested several suspects in relation to the killing of four police officers in Saravan, the provincial police chief said.
Brigadier General Hossein Rahimi said that three of the officers were killed when they, along with other patrol police forces, came under attack by armed bandits while on a mission in the city of Saravan.
Following the incident, he added, the police immediately blocked routes used by terrorists, which led to a shootout between the gunmen and police forces at a checkpoint.
According to the police chief, a number of perpetrators were identified and arrested in a surprise attack on the gunmen, which prompted them to fire rockets, in retaliation, on a police station in Saravan. Another police officer was killed in the incident, he added.
The police would use everything in their power to seriously confront thugs and armed bandits in the province, he warned.
Sistan and Balouchestan Province has been the scene of a number of terrorist attacks in recent years.