Iran’s police force says the terrorists, who recently killed four Iranian borders guards in the country’s southeast, have fled into neighboring Pakistan, Press TV reported.
“Taking advantage of the Pakistani government’s negligence, the terrorists have fled into Pakistani soil,” the IRNA news agency quoted police spokesman General Saeed Montazer-al-Mahdi as saying on Thursday.
The four guards lost their lives in an ambush by terrorists in the border region of Jakigour in the southern Sarbaz district of Sistan and Baluchestan Province on Wednesday.
The attack was followed by clashes in which a number of terrorists were also killed or injured, an unnamed informed source said.
“The timely and self-sacrificing reaction of our country’s border guards in countering these people prevented their entry into our country’s soil, but during the confrontation, four members of zealous police border guards were martyred,” the official said.
Following the incident, senior border officials in the region asked Pakistani security and border officials to immediately follow up on the case and help arrest and return the terrorists to the Islamic Republic.
Iranian forces have recently engaged in clashes with terror groups, thwarting their terrorist activities on the frontier and within the country, arresting several of them and confiscating large amounts of explosives and bomb-making materials.
Last month, a police officer and five members of the so-called Jaish ul-Adl terror group were killed in the Khash region in Sistan and Baluchestan Province.