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Egypt condemns terror attack on Iran's IRGC forces

Egypt condemns terror attack on Iran's IRGC forces

The man who carried out a suicide bombing which killed 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards near the border with Pakistan last week was Pakistani, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander said on Tuesday, according to the Tasnim news agency.

Three Iranians from Sistan and Baluchistan province in southeast Iran were also part of the cell and two of them have been arrested, according to Pakpour.

The bomber on February 13 struck a bus traveling on a road between the cities of Khash and Zahedan, a mountainous region along the Pakistani border that is also near Afghanistan.

Iran has also accused Saudi Arabia and Israel's intelligence agencies of inciting Iran's Sunni rebels in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan into violence.

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General Pakpour said some other members of the terrorist team, affiliated with the Jaish al-Adl terrorist group, have also been Pakistanis.

Iranian Army chief Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri on Monday, February 18, said that Pakistan has begun operations against terrorists since Saturday, February 16. Once the owner of the auto was identified, intelligence and security forces carried out arrests. "Three of the terrorists were arrested and 150 kilograms (330 pounds) of explosives and 600 kilograms of explosive materials as well as weapons and ammunition were confiscated", it said.

In a phone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi announced the readiness for full cooperation.


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