Seven Arrested Over Killings in SE Iran

Seven Arrested Over Killings in SE Iran

Seven suspects have been arrested in connection with a recent shooting attack in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, in which three police personnel were killed, the governor of the provincial town of Zahak, where the incident took place, told IRNA on Thursday.   
Jamshid Rakhshani said, "Zahak is one of the most secure towns in Sistan and Baluchestan and such an incident reflects efforts by enemies with the aim of inciting discord among Shiite and Muslims."
Unknown gunmen ambushed a police vehicle carrying two officers and one private as they were carrying a routine patrol around the town early on Wednesday.
The incident came following a series of terrorist attacks against security forces over the past few months in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, in which a number of police personnel and border guards have lost their lives.
Iran has a 300 kilometer-long stretch of joint border with Pakistan and Iranian officials have repeatedly criticized Islamabad for poor border security and not taking adequate action to prevent terrorist groups from crossing the joint border to launch terrorist operations against Iranian security forces and civilians.     


Short URL : http://goo.gl/ko2OzU

You can also read ...

Russia Resists Western Anti-Iran Bid at UN Over Yemen Arms
The United Nations Security Council should not condemn Iran in...
Saudi Arabia Frees 9 Iranian Fisherman
Saudi Arabia has freed nine Iranian fishermen detained two...
Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi speaks at the Chatham House think tank in London on Feb. 22.
Iran may withdraw from the nuclear deal if the US maintains a...
Pence Reiterates Trump's Hostile Rhetoric
US Vice President Mike Pence reiterated President Donald Trump...
IAEA: Tehran Sticking to Nuclear Commitments
Iran is sticking to the 2015 nuclear accord, a UN atomic...
Potential for Enhanced Defense Ties With Baku
  Top authorities from Iran and Azerbaijan are keen on...
ATR Fleet Temporarily Grounded After Crash
Aseman Airlines' fleet of ATR planes will be temporarily...