Iran threatens to send troops into Afghanistan to retrieve its citizens

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Newscast 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 Sistan-Baluchistan.

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.”

Press TV has also reported, Iran has warned that it will take matters in its own hands
and enter Afghanistan’s deep territory to establish security, if the country
doesn’t secure its borders. (pop-up)

Jaish-ul Adl militants said in November 2013 they assassinated a local Iranian
prosecutor, and in October ambushed border guards, killing 14.

Source: Radio Free Europe