TEHRAN: Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards mentioned on Monday it had arrested three “terrorists” concerned in final week’s lethal suicide bomb assault on safety forces in a area close to Pakistan.
“Protected homes in (the cities of) Saravan and Khash had been recognized and eradicated, and the terrorists primarily based in them had been arrested,” the pressure mentioned on its official Sepah information company.
“Three of the terrorists had been arrested and 150 kilograms of explosives and 600 kilograms of explosive supplies in addition to weapons and ammunition had been confiscated,” it mentioned.
The Guards mentioned the three arrested had “produced, guided and supported” the automobile utilized in Wednesday’s suicide bombing.
The assault killed 27 members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards travelling on a bus within the unstable southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, close to the border with Pakistan. It was claimed by the jihadist outfit Jaish al-Adl (Military of Justice).
Iran has offered Pakistani officers with “data on the terrorist group’s hidden and semi-hidden coaching centres”, military chief of workers Mohammad Bagheri advised Tasnim information company.
In a cellphone name with Pakistani military commanders, Bagheri requested them to “both confront the teams or enable (Iranian) forces to enter”.
Islamabad launched an operation in opposition to the “terrorists” in its Balochistan border province on Sunday, he claimed.
The overseas ministry mentioned Iran “can not tolerate” Pakistan’s incapability to cease cross-border assaults on Iran and mentioned Tehran’s frustration had been communicated to Islamabad.
“We hope the Pakistani authorities can and desires to stop such issues from taking place once more,” spokesman Bahram Ghasemi advised reporters on Monday.
Printed in Daybreak, February 19th, 2019