Oct 27, 2013, 5:30 PM
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SNSC to probe terror attack on borderguards

Tehran, Oct 27, IRNA – Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs Ali Abdollahi said Sunday that the Supreme National Security Council has set up a special committee to investigate the terror attack on Iranian borderguards along Pakistani border in Saravan.

Following an executive order by President Rouhani to the ministries of the interior and foreign affairs, respective officials are closely examining the case, Abdollahi said.

Abdollahi, who was speaking to IRNA in an exclusive interview, when asked about the precautionary measures to prevent such a tragedy to happen again, said, “We will have practical plans in this regard.”

Abdollahi told IRNA on Saturday that the SNSC was to hold a meeting to discuss the matter.

Terrorists coming from Pakistan killed 14 borderguards and wounded six others in an attack on Friday night in border area of Saravan, the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan and escaped to Pakistan afterwards.

The deputy interior minister reiterated that no group has officially claimed responsibility.

Iran protested to Pakistani government over negligence about cross border movement of the terrorists, and demanded Islamabad arrest and punish the terrorists.