Follow-ups not confirm release of abducted Iranian guards

TEHRAN, March 2 (MNA) – Iranian deputy interior minister for security affairs has said 5 Iranian border guards’ release has not been verified officially yet.

Mehr News quoted official website of Interior Ministry that deputy interior minister for security affairs Ali Abdullahian pointing to the news of Iranian soldiers' freedom by Pakistani security officials circulating since yesterday said that “Iran is pursuing hostages' freedom by Pakistani security forces and will publicize the result.”

“So far no Pakistani officials has verified that Iranian guards were among the released hostages.” added he.

Iran’s ambassador to Pakistan, Alireza Haqiqian, had told Mehr News correspondent Saturday evening that “Islamic Republic of Iran’s embassy in Pakistan pursued the issue but no Pakistani officials has confirmed that the released hostages were the five Iranian border guards.” and that “as soon as the Iranian soldiers' release is confirmed officially, Iranian embassy to Pakistan will publicize it.”

Saturday afternoon IRNA quoted a Pakistani media that the Iranian abducted soldiers were released with some other hostages in Pakistan but no Pakistani official has verified it yet.

Five Iranian border guards were abducted on February 6 in Jakigour region in the southeastern Iranian Sistan and Baluchestan Province by Jaysh Al-Adl terrorist group.

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