|UN chief condemns terrorist act against Iranian border guards||
TEHRAN - The UN secretary general on Thursday condemned a recent terrorist attack in Iran’s southeastern city of Saravan which led to the killings of 14 Iranian border guards, his spokesperson said.
Ban Ki-moon also extended his condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the Iranian people and government, Martin Nesirky said at a regular briefing when asked about the incident, Xinhua reported.
The attack was carried out by armed men on Iran’s frontier with Pakistan near the city of Saravan in Sistan and Baluchestan Province on October 25. A group named Jaish al-Adl had claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry submitted a protest note over the border attack to the Pakistani Embassy in Tehran a day later.
Iran has urged Islamabad to take serious measures under the security agreements between the two countries to deal with terrorists.
In February, Iran and Pakistan signed a security agreement which requires both sides to take strict measures to combat terrorism, human and drug trafficking.
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