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Militants kill 10 Iranian border guards in attack on frontier with Pakistan

Discussion in 'Greater Asia & Middle East' started by layman, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    Sunni militant group Jaish al-Adl claims responsibility for killing of guards in Sistan-Baluchestan province


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    Iranian soldiers on the border between Iran and Pakistan at Mirjaveh. Photograph: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images

    Wednesday 26 April 2017 20.34 BSTLast modified on Wednesday 26 April 2017 21.33 BST

    Ten Iranian border guards have been killed by Sunni militants in a cross-border attack on the frontier with Pakistan, according to the Tasnim news agency.

    The militant group Jaish al-Adl, or the Army of Justice, claimed responsibility, the report said.

    “Ten border guards of Mirjaveh county in Sistan-Baluchestan province were martyred in an ambush by the terrorists in the Pakistani border’s zero-point,” Tasnim said.

    In a statement carried on state media, Iranian police said the guards were killed by long-range guns and “the Pakistani government bears the ultimate responsibility of the attack”.

    The Sistan-Baluchestan province in south-east Iran has long been plagued by drug smuggling gangs and separatist militants. The population of the province is predominantly Sunni Muslim, while the majority of Iranians are Shias.

    Jaish al-Adl is a Sunni militant group that has carried out several attacks on Iranian security forces with the aim of highlighting what they say is discrimination against Sunni Muslims and the Baluch ethnic group in the province.

    The militants claimed responsibility for attacks that killed eight border guards in April 2015 and 14 border guards in October 2013.

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  2. Bregs

    Bregs Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Iran though closer to India, in general is a very stubborn country and its diplomacy is its weakest link. This country has more enemies then friends and despite having large reserves of oil and gas it is unable to take full advantage of its strength
     
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    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    To note seems Pak is cultivating lot of enemies these days. If Iran starts their Hezb. proxy war Pak has to literally jump in the Ocean. Iranian proxy are fanatics...
     
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    Bregs Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    lol this Iran is doing from time to time but not regularly
     
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    Hellfire Devil's Advocate THINKER

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    Something on the lines which we discussed the other day. More and more such incidents likely. One has to remember that the Sunni factions in Pakistan follow the Saudi funded Mosques, and that by itself will create problems between Iran and Pakistan.
     
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    Which is practically a second Diwali for us. May Iran and Pakistan continue to slug it out like retards for eternity!
     
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