Iranian Consulate building damaged in suicide attack in Pakistan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 24
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iranian Consulate building was damaged in a suicide attack near the Consulate in the north western Pakistani city of Peshawar, Iranian ambassador to Pakistan, Ali Reza Haqiqian said, Iran's Mehr news agency reported on Feb. 24.
At least four persons were injured in the attack.
The blast occurred in the high-security University Town area of Peshawar, where the offices of several UN agencies and Consulates are located.
The Iranian ambassador said that Iranian citizens are not among the victims.
TV channels reported a suicide bomber was believed to have carried out the attack.
Five Iranian border guards were abducted in the Jakigour region in Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan Province on Feb. 6 and transferred to Pakistani territory. The so-called Jaish-ul-Adl group claimed responsibility for the abductions.
Footage of the kidnapped border guards were published on Feb. 15 for the first time.
In the video, the soldiers said that they are being held by the Jeish- ul-Adl and asked the Iranian government to meet the demands of the kidnappers.
On Feb. 17, Iranian media outlets quoted Iran's Interior Minister, Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli as saying Iran held Pakistan accountable on the issue. Iranian forces will enter Pakistan, if the country does not take actions "against terrorist groups", he added