Iran’s IRGC foils armed terrorist attack in southeastern province


Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has thwarted an armed terrorist attack on a border base in southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan.

Security sources said the terrorist attack took place early on Tuesday in the vicinity of the city of Saravan near the border with Pakistan.

The terrorists were trying to seize the Iranian border base. However, the IRGC forces repelled the attack and inflicted heavy losses on the terrorists.

The sources added that terrorists used the Pakistani territory to organize and carry out the attack on the Iranian border base.

The southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan Province has been the scene of a number of terrorist attacks in recent years.

On February 6, Jaish-ul-Adl terrorists kidnapped five Iranian border guards in Jakigour region in Sistan and Baluchestan and took them to the Pakistani territory.

In a message on April 6, 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 were freed and reunited with their families.

On October 25, 2013, Jaish-ul-Adl killed 14 Iranian border guards and wounded six others in the border region near the city of Saravan in Sistan and Baluchestan Province.

In February 2013, Iran and Pakistan signed a security agreement under which both countries are required to cooperate in preventing and combating organized crime, 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.

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