Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 18
by Dalga Khatinoglu
Iran's Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs Ali Abdollahi says four people have been arrested over the assassination of the Zabul prosecutor case, while up to three are wanted, Tasnim News Agency reported on November 19.
He said that these people are fuel smugglers, not a terror group. However he announced that Iran's deputy of foreign minister is now in Islamabad to talk about terrorism related issues with Pakistani officials.
He didn't give any further information about negotiations and the name of minister's deputy.
Previously, Iranian Quds Forces, a branch of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced on November 18 that several agents involved in the Zabul prosecutor's assassination had been arrested.
The report hasn't given further detailed information. It says that the 'killers' were arrested during a complicated operation.
IRGC Quds Forces are responsible for operations outside of Iranian borders. However it's not clear whether they carried out an operation in Pakistan or not.
IRGC spokesman Ramazan Sharif also said that according to the initial investigation, those arrested have no relation to a terrorist group. They committed the crime to take revenge on drug smugglers, Tasmen news reported.
However, two weeks ago, a group entitled 'Jeysh al-Adl' had claimed responsibility for the attack.
The prosecutor of Zabul, a city in the south-eastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan was assassinated on November 10. He and his driver were killed during the affray.