Iran slams Pakistan over soldiers’ abduction

Jaish-ul Adl has said it was behind the kidnapping in the province of Sistan-Baluchestan.


Afp February 10, 2014
Iranian soldiers. PHOTO: AFP

TEHRAN: Iran on Sunday denounced what it called Pakistan’s ‘inability’ to secure its own borders after five Iranian soldiers were kidnapped and taken across the border by insurgents.

“We are unhappy with the Pakistani government over the abduction of our guards and their transfer to Pakistan,” Fars news agency quoted police chief Esmail Ahmadi-Moghadam as saying.

Jaish-ul Adl has said it was behind the kidnapping in the province of Sistan-Baluchestan.

The group posted pictures on its Facebook page it said were of the soldiers, handcuffed and being held in an unknown location.

The foreign ministry in Tehran summoned Pakistan’s charge d’affaires, demanding that Islamabad “act firmly against the leaders and members of the terrorist group who have fled into Pakistan,” media reports said.

The Sistan-Baluchestan province has been the scene of unrest in recent years.

Jaish-ul Adl said in November it assassinated a local prosecutor, and in October it ambushed Iranian border guards, killing 14. In response, Iranian authorities executed 16 alleged rebels.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 10th, 2014.

COMMENTS (36)

Cosmo | 7 years ago | Reply

@saqib khan: What is your problem with India? U cannot change history. Your forefathers probably were Hindus who got converted into Islam, but u cannot undo it now, ur forefathers had called india their home which your fathers betrayed, but u cannot undo that. Its not your fault, so please do not get frustrated, remove the hate from your heart and move on being a Pakistani. Do not try to fight the history. Somewhere i know u have the Indian connection so its my duty to show u the right path.

gtm2012 | 7 years ago | Reply

@Botha:

I am amazed! You received 95 thumbs up, the most of any comments! If we used that as a statistical indicator, then MOST Pakistanis are like, ready believe the absurd, that this is an "Indian propaganda"! How so? India has got the Iranian political establishment firmly in its pockets, RIGHT? Iranian foreign ministers speak at India's command, RIGHT?

The entire world dances because India is pulling the strings, right? Oh, don't forget the Jews!!

So India, a poor country is actually a super power, more powerful even than your ultimate super friend China?

With citizens like you, does Pakistan need any external enemies? Ask yourself that most important question with your hand over your heart.

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