Iranian Security Personnel Abducted At Pakistan Border; Terrorist Group Claims Responsibility

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan (Subhendu Ghosh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Fourteen Iranian security personnel were reportedly kidnappped at the Southeastern border with Pakistan, reports Aljazeera.

Iran's top security force, the Revolutionary Guard, said in a statement on Tuesday (16 October) that an armed group had kidnapped some of its members at a border post in the city of Mirjaveh in Sistan-Baluchistan.

" Fourteen personnel were abducted between 4 am, and 5 am in the Lulakdan area of the border by a terrorist group", the state news agency IRNA reportedly quoted an official.

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However, Al-Qaeda-affiliated group known as Jaish al-Adl claimed responsibility for the attack. In a previous abduction, the armed group killed an Iranian officer and released four soldiers after holding them for nearly two months. The captives were reportedly taken to Pakistan.

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