|Iran asks Interpol to catch abductors of border guards||
TEHRAN – Iran has asked the international police to track down those who have abducted five Iranian border guards near Pakistan.
The Iranian guards were abducted in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan on February 6 and were transferred to Pakistan. Later, the so-called Jaish-ul-Adl terrorist group posted photos of the five men on twitter and claimed responsibility for the abduction.
Hojjatoleslam Ibrahim Hamidi, head of the Justice Department of Sistan and Baluchistan Province, told the Mehr News Agency on Saturday that the captors have not made an official request yet. However, he added that the Islamic Republic “does not intend negotiating with the group members.”
He added that a number of the group members are of Pakistani origin and the Pakistani government is responsible to deal with them.
A number of other Iranian officials, including National Police Chief Esmaeil Ahmadi-Moqaddam and Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, have complained to Pakistan over the abduction.
Jaish al-Adl’s name was raised for the first time in October when they killed 14 Iranian border guards in an ambush near the city of Saravan in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
The group claimed the responsibly for the attack and said it was in retaliation for the alleged role of Iran in the Syrian crisis and the purported unfair treatment of Sunnis in Iran.
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