Iranian forces engage in 70 battles at Pakistani border over one year
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 8
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iran's Border Guard Chief of Police Qasem Rezaee has said that Iranian forces engaged in over 70 battles with insurgents attacking from the Pakistani soil during the past one year.
He said that there are over 80 criminal groups in the neighbor country which every once in a while attack the Iranian border, IRNA news agency reported April 8.
The official criticized Islamabad for its loose security measures which, by allowing terrorists free rein, lead to death tolls and heavy readiness costs for Iranian security forces.
Rezaee's statements followed an incident in which 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 rebel Baluchi group Jaish al-Adl has taken the responsibility for attacking Iranian border guards near the border with Pakistan.
The incident took place in the southeastern town of Negur when clashes broke out with terrorists who had entered Iran via the Pakistani border.