Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 7
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran's rebel Baluchi group, Jaish al-Adl has taken the responsibility for attacking Iranian border guards near the border with Pakistan.
Eight Iranian border guards were killed in the attack which took place in the country’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan on April 6 night.
The Baluchi group has published photos allegedly related to the attack on its official twitter page April 7.
The incident took place in the southeastern town of Negur when clashes broke out with terrorists who had entered Iran via the Pakistani border, Iran’s official IRNA news agency quoted Sistan and Baluchestan Deputy Governor Ali Asghar Mirshekari as saying.
Negur is the main town of Dashtiari district in the Chabahar County, one of Iran's southernmost regions.
During the ensuing gun battle, three of the assailants were also killed by Iranian forces.
Mirshekari added that the terrorists fled to Pakistan after the incident and that a request had been made to Pakistan to apprehend the culprits and hand them over to Iranian authorities.
In recent months, extremist groups have conducted several attacks against local police offices in the region. The groups claim they're fighting against the Iranian government for protection of Sunni residents of the province.
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