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Iran threatened Pakistan that it may send Forces

Iranian Interior Minister has warned Pakistan that it may send forces to Pakistani and Afghan territory to release border guards seized by a rebel group.

Feb 18, 2014 13:13 IST
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Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli on 17 February 2014 warned Pakistan that it may send Iranian forces to enter Pakistani and Afghan territory to release border guards seized by a rebel group.

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This statement of the Iranian Interior Minister came a week after little-known Jaish al-Adl posted photos of five men on twitter with a claim that they are the border guards it has seized near Pakistan. Jaish Al-Adl (Army of Justice) is a Sunni insurgent Iranian group.

In this warning to Pakistan, the Iranian minister has also asked Pakistan to treat the case strongly and seriously or to allow Iran to secure the remote region deep on Afghanistan and Pakistan soil. In case of failure, might be possible that Iran will consider their right to intervene and create new security sphere for safety.

As per reports of Iranian media, the guards were seized by militants on 6 February 2014 in the province of Sistan-Balochistan of Iran, who took them across the border to Pakistan.

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Earlier, 14 Iranian border guards were killed and three others captured in the same area in an attack in October 2013 was also carried out by Jaish Al-Adl. Apart from this, Iran says that a Sunni Muslim militant group named Jundollah is linked with Al-Qaeda and has claimed a number of attacks and kidnapping since 2003. In 2010, the Jundollah attempted a suicide bombing in which a dozen of people were died at a Shiite mosque.

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