The Jeish al-Adl terrorist group in its statement on Saturday said that Molla Hashem, one of its senior commanders, was killed in the Friday clashes with the IRGC in Saravan bordering region in the Southeastern Iranian province of Sistan and Balouchestan.
It also added that members of Jeish al-Adl were trapped by the IRGC forces before carrying out any sabotage act.
The IRGC said in a statement on Friday that its forces attacked and disbanded a terrorist network in an area along the country’s border with Pakistan, killing four terrorists and wounding two others.
“The attack on the terrorist team came after intelligence operations revealed that the terrorist group had planned to attack Iran’s border posts from Pakistan’s soil,” the statement said.
The anti-terror operations were carried out by IRGC’s Ground Force in the Saravan border area in the Southeastern Iranian province of Sistan and Balouchestan on Friday, it added.
The statement said the terrorist team was disbanded near one of the checkpoints before managing to carry out any act of terror.
“The rest of the terrorists fled deep into Pakistan,” it added.
The IRGC’s statement noted that the security forces monitored with alertness whatever movement by terrorists.
Jeish al-Adl is a terrorist group that has carried out several attacks against the Iranian security forces in the past. The group’s main base is in the bordering areas between Iran and Pakistan. The Iranian officials have several times criticized Islamabad for lax security measures at the joint borders.
Four Iranian border guards were killed in July 2016 in the bordering region with Pakistan. Eight Iranian border guards were killed in clashes with Jeish al-Adl in 2015. Two years earlier, the terrorist group killed 14 border guards in an attack.