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Iran Accuses Pakistan of Role in Attack on Revolutionary Guards

Iran Accuses Pakistan of Role in Attack on Revolutionary Guards

Saturday, 16 February, 2019 - 10:30
A car is seen at the site of the suicide attack on the Revolutionary Guards on the road between the cities of Zahedan and Khash, Iran, February 13, 2019. Fars News/Handout via Reuters
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Iran's Revolutionary Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari accused "Pakistan's security forces" of supporting the perpetrators of a suicide bombing that killed 27 Guards on Wednesday.

"Pakistan's government, which has housed these anti-revolutionaries … knows where they are and they are supported by Pakistan's security forces," said Jafari, referring to Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice), which has claimed the attack.

"If (the Pakistan government) does not punish them, we will retaliate against this anti-revolutionary force, and whatever Pakistan sees will be the consequence of its support for them," he warned in remarks aired Saturday on state TV.

Wednesday’s bombing targeted a busload of Revolutionary Guards in the volatile southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan, which straddles the border with Pakistan.

The attack was one of the deadliest on Iranian security forces in recent years.

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