TEHRAN: Iran has alleged that terrorists based in Pakistan have fired projectiles at Iran’s border region of Saravan killing two local workers.
On Saturday afternoon a terrorist team associated with foreign intelligence services fired at the Islamic Republic of Iran’s borders in the Saravan region with indirect fire weapons and light weaponry, martyring two native workers, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has said in a statement.
The combatants of the IRGC Ground Force at the Quds base reacted to the terrorist move killing one of the terrorists and wounding two others, it added. The statement said other members of the terrorist group fled deeper into the Pakistani territory after facing retaliation from IRGC troops. On Wednesday IRGC Ground Force commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said his forces would target terrorists anywhere they chose. We will target counter-revolutionary forces outlaws and terrorists who are being trained and are planning and plotting to destabilise our border regions anywhere in the world, he said.
Tehran has frequently complained to Islamabad about foreign-backed terrorists who use the Pakistani territory to launch attacks in Iran’s Sistan and Balochistan Province. In April 11 Iranian border guards were killed and three others injured in clashes near the border town of Mirjaveh. The Pakistan-based Jaishul-Adl terror group claimed responsibility for the attack.