threatens to send troops into Afghanistan to retrieve its citizens
Earnest February 17, 2014
Media TEHRAN—Iran says it will send forces into
Pakistan to free kidnapped border guards if Islamabad does not take
measures to secure their release.
Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli was quoted as issuing the warning on February 17.
Fazli's comments come a week after Jaish-ul Adl, a little-known Sunni
Islamist Baluch militant group, published pictures on its Facebook page
it said were of the soldiers kidnapped in Iran's southeast province of
The Iranian Foreign Ministry reportedly summoned Pakistan's charge
d'affaires, demanding that Islamabad "act firmly against the leaders and
members of the terrorist group who have fled into Pakistan."