Iran accuses Pakistan of failing to guard its borders
A top Iranian police commander has accused Islamabad of failing to guard its borders as 12 Iranian guards were killed in Sistan-Balouchestan province and the assailants fled into Pakistan.world Updated: Jan 30, 2009 16:46 IST
A top Iranian police commander has accused Islamabad of failing to guard its borders as 12 Iranian guards were killed in Sistan-Balouchestan province and the assailants fled into Pakistan, Mehr News reported.
“Pakistan has no control over its borders (with Iran) and the hooligans are coming and going smoothly,” deputy national police commander Ahmadreza Radan told a press conference on Thursday.
The servicemen came under fire at Mirjaveh border point as they were carrying special provisions for border outposts.
Radan said so far all efforts by Iran to regulate border crossings with Pakistan have produced no result.
He said if Pakistan is unable to counter the gangs it can allow Iran “to enter Pakistan’s soil and begin operations to exterminate” them.
The police commander added that whenever Iran gives the “address or the identities of the hooligans to Pakistani officials” they immediately change their location.
Last June militants loyal to the Jundullah terror group kidnapped 15 Iranian policemen and later killed them.
Radan said it is not yet clear that those gangs who killed 12 border guards were connected to the Jundullah group.
First Published: Jan 30, 2009 16:45 IST