Pakistan locates Jaish-ul-Adl hideout: Iran official
Pakistan has found the hideout of the Jaish-ul-Adl terrorist group, which has claimed responsibility for the recent kidnapping of five Iranian border guards, says an Iranian Foreign Ministry official.
Mohammad Rafi’ee, the head of the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Department of Social Affairs said on Tuesday that Pakistani authorities have managed to locate the hideout of the terrorist group and the location where the kidnapped Iranian border guards are being held.
Five Iranian border guards were abducted in Jakigour region of Iran’s Sistan-and-Baluchestan Province on February 6 and taken to Pakistani territory.
The so-called Jaish-ul-Adl terrorist group claimed responsibility for the abductions.
The Islamic Republic has asked Interpol to prosecute those behind the abduction.
Meanwhile, Iranian and international activists have launched a campaign known as “Free Iranian Soldiers” on social media websites, calling for the release of the five Iranian border guards.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for an investigation into the incident, tasking the Foreign Ministry with taking the necessary measures to implement a border security agreement with Pakistan.
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.
On February 15, Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli held Pakistan accountable for the kidnapping of the five Iranian border guards.
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