Pakistan investigating Iranian border guards’ killings, Iran assured


Pakistan assured Iran on Wednesday that security agencies are investigating Tuesday’s incident in which rebels from Pakistan killed eight Iranian border guards.

Pakistan has also asked Iranian authorities to share any evidence they might have regarding this incident.

Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam said that in case the culprits crossed over to Pakistan after committing the crime on Iran’s soil, they would be apprehended and brought to justice. She added that Pakistan strongly condemned this act of terrorism and shares the grief of the bereaved families and the Iranian government.

Eight Iranian border guards were killed in a clash with Sunni rebels who had infiltrated from 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-Balochistan province, told the news agency.

Balochistan has a large Sunni community and has seen repeated attacks by militants on the security forces of mainly Shia Iran.