The governor general of Sistan and Baluchistan province in Southeastern Iran on Saturday confirmed that the four Iranian border guards who were released on Friday have now been handed over to the country’s officials in Pakistan and will soon return home.
“Our border guards who had been abducted by the terrorists are now in the care of Iranian officials (in Pakistan) and we are waiting for a safe path to return them to the country,” Ali Awsat Hashemi told reporters on Saturday.
Meantime, Awsat Hashemi confirmed the death of one of the five border guards, Jamshid Danayee-Far, and said Iran is waiting for the transfer of his body.
The five Iranian border guards were abducted in Jakigour region of Iran’s Sistan and Balochistan Province on February 6 and taken to Pakistan. One of them, Danayee-Far, was killed late last month.
After two months of abduction, the remaining four were released on Friday.