Iran, Tehran, Feb. April 7
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iran's Interior Minister Abdol Reza Rahmani Fazli said that there is no convincing evidence that an Iranian border guard has been killed by terrorist group Jaish ul-Adl.
"Even the four soldiers who've just been released are unaware of the fate of Jamshid Danaee-Far," he said.
"Iran is now seriously following up the issue with the Pakistani government," he added.
He went on to note that Iran will not tolerate such incidents across the border with Pakistan.
"Tehran has declared its readiness to help Islamabad establish security along the border and even inside Pakistan," he said.
On Feb. 6, the Jaish al-Adl group kidnapped five Iranian border guards in the Jakigour region of the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, which borders with Pakistan. The guards were immediately transferred to the Pakistani territory.
The group tweeted on March 23 that it has hanged one of the guards, named Jamshid Danayeefar. The information was later confirmed.
Jaish al-Adl has refused to return Danayeefar's body to Iranian officials.
The other four kidnapped Iranian border guards returned to Iranian soil on April 6.