Rebels kill eight Iran soldiers on Pakistan border

By AFP
Published: April 7, 2015
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Iranian soldiers. PHOTO: AFP

Iranian soldiers. PHOTO: AFP

TEHRAN: Eight Iranian border guards have been killed in a clash with rebels who had allegedly infiltrated from neighbouring Pakistan, Iran’s official IRNA news agency reported on Tuesday.

“Armed terrorists entered Iran from Pakistan and clashed with border guards, killing eight soldiers before fleeing back to Pakistan,” Ali Asghar Mirshekari, deputy governor of Sistan-Baluchistan province, told the news agency.

The southeastern province has a large Sunni community and has seen repeated attacks by militants on the security forces of Iran.

But the clash in the Negur district was the deadliest since October 2013 when 14 border guards were killed in an attack claimed by militant group Jaishul Adl.

The same group captured five Iranian troops in February last year. Four of them were released last April. The fifth is still missing presumed dead.

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  • Feroz
    Apr 7, 2015 - 11:05AM

    Once the issues connected to the Nuclear deal between Iran and the world community are settled, we will see the fruits of the Pakistani decision to partner Saudi Arabia in its aggression against Yemen. No more need be said.Recommend

  • SK
    Apr 7, 2015 - 11:11AM

    After all Yemen conflict is not as simple as it looks…. may Allah help usRecommend

  • Rameez
    Apr 7, 2015 - 11:51AM

    Going to war with another neighbour at the behest of a distant power.Recommend

  • Frank
    Apr 7, 2015 - 11:52AM

    @Feroz:

    Is Pakistan supposed to be scared of Iran? Is Yemen a province of the Iranian empire?Recommend

  • Bablu
    Apr 7, 2015 - 12:10PM

    Pakistan is between the devil and the deep blue sea. Pakistan cannot afford any new sectarian conflict at home.Recommend

  • Mr. Honest
    Apr 7, 2015 - 1:17PM

    It was so easy for Pakistani gunmen to enter into Iran, kill 8 Iranian soldiers, and then so easily disappear without a trace? Sounds too easy.Recommend

  • Tariq
    Apr 7, 2015 - 1:22PM

    @Feroze,
    Don’t poke your nose every where since Iran is involved in destabilizing muslim world as it is involved in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and now in Yeman.
    It is good for Iran to be in control prior to, it has been thrown out of the Muslim world.
    Also don’t Iran with Pakistan else expect a very strange outcomes. Recommend

  • Tariq
    Apr 7, 2015 - 1:24PM

    @Feroze,
    Don’t poke your nose every where since Iran is involved in destabilizing muslim world as it is involved in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and now in Yeman.
    It is good for Iran to be in control prior to, it has been thrown out of the Muslim world.
    Also don’t Iran with Pakistan else expect a very strange outcomes.
    Hope you understand it.Recommend

  • Apr 7, 2015 - 1:29PM

    Yes i agree with this.Recommend

  • Sellu
    Apr 7, 2015 - 1:30PM

    Drama started by Sudis.. It is just to draw Pakistan into a vortex which it cant escape..Recommend

  • mk
    Apr 7, 2015 - 1:43PM

    @Tariq:
    Given the condition of Muslim world isn’t it nice to be thrown out ?
    Inspire of sanctions Iran stands on its own feets while Pakistan without any such restriction in fact with gsp+ preference still are international beggars.Recommend

  • Kushal
    Apr 7, 2015 - 2:10PM

    Don’t mess around with Iran, dear Pakistan. Remember what Nadir Shah did to you? Recommend

  • Turtlehead
    Apr 7, 2015 - 2:57PM

    Iran and pak at loggerheads again…NS your troubles have not ended. Maybe staying in exile was a better option. Recommend

  • Frank
    Apr 7, 2015 - 3:46PM

    @mk:

    Why does the Express Tribune allow abusive remarks like this by Indians? Are you trying to prove how hip, liberal and cool you are? Got to the New York Times and try posting such remarks about the USA or Israel.Recommend

  • kaami
    Apr 7, 2015 - 4:01PM

    @Frank:
    What was wrong in that?????
    I am not indian, but what ever is truth is truth.
    Next time when you post plz give some solid reasons against any comment or keep your mouth shut.Recommend

  • shiraz
    Apr 7, 2015 - 8:44PM

    Iran is going to say that now. they want a cake walk out of the whole mess in Middle EastRecommend

  • Qalanader
    Apr 7, 2015 - 9:41PM

    This incident is very well timed with the visit of Iranian Foreign Minister to Pakistan and the one before this as well. Why can’s our foreign ministry and intelligence agencies foresee this and take preventive action.Recommend

  • Blithe
    Apr 8, 2015 - 12:04AM

    Pakistan army should frankly do a better job patrolling the border. Recommend

  • syed & syed
    Apr 8, 2015 - 2:51AM

    @Turtlehead:Do not worry he will again run away Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Apr 8, 2015 - 4:54AM

    So sad to hear. The international proxies (I need not mention who funds them and no it’s not Saudi Arabia) are making sure that Pakistan remains de-stabilized. Recommend

  • Luciferous
    Apr 8, 2015 - 6:49AM

    “Strategic Depth” at work no doubt.
    Simply brilliant; keep it up!
    Recommend

  • Tony Singh
    Apr 8, 2015 - 12:35PM

    @Frank:
    Its strange! While Pakistan thinks it has right to be involved in everyone’s internal affairs, be it Iran, Afghanistan, China etc. people like you have think you have exclusive right on this online newspaper.Recommend

  • syed & syed
    Apr 9, 2015 - 1:02AM

    @Qalanader: Recommend

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