Saturday, April 12, 2014

Death of Iran's Fifth Abducted Border Guard Unsubstantiated - Commander

Commander of the Iranian Border Guards Brig. Gen. Hossein Zolfaqari said today the death of the fifth abducted guard has not been proved. The Baluch militant group Jaish ul-Adl had said it executed Jamshid Danaie-Far last month.

“Don’t accept any quotes (from Jaish ul-Adl) about the issue of the border guards, there is no proof substantiating the martyrdom of Danaie-Far and no evidence has been presented to us in this regard," Zolfaqari told reporters in Tehran. (Fars News Agency, 12 April)

The four Iranian border guards were handed over to Iranian officials in Pakistan last Friday and returned home last Sunday, two months after their abduction.

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli had said on Thursday that Tehran will continue pursuing the fate of the fifth border guard abducted by Jaish ul-Adl.

Photo credit: Brig. Gen. Hossein Zolfaqari, commander of Iran's Border Guards (FNA)

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