Iran, Pakistan to cooperate against terror attacks

ایران و پاکستان

Tehran (ISNA) – Following the terrorist attack against Iranian border guards in Mirjaveh, officials from Iran and Pakistan met to promote bilateral cooperation in fighting with terrorist attacks along the common border.

The officials met at the border town of Taftan on Friday morning to step up bilateral cooperation against the threat of terror attacks and ensure legal movement along the shared 900-kilometer-long border. They also agreed to carry out an inspection of the site where a recent border skirmish between armed militants and Iranian military personnel resulted in the deaths of 10 Iranian soldiers, a security official told on condition of anonymity.

On April 26, ten border guards of Mirjaveh County in Iran's Sistan-Baluchestan province were killed in an ambush by terrorists along the Pakistani border's zero-point.

The meeting, which continued for almost six hours, resulted in an agreement between the two delegations to continue contact and ensure better coordination to avert any untoward incident in the future, Pakistan Observer reported.

The meeting took place under strict security arrangements at Taftan.

After the April 26 incident that resulted in the death of 10 Iranian soldiers, Iran warned Pakistan of potential military strikes aimed at terrorist ‘safe havens’ on the Pakistani side of the border.

An Iranian brigadier also called on Pakistan to “take responsibility” for its alleged role in the April 26 attack.

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