Feb 17, 2024, 12:00 PM

2 more elements behind Iran's Rask terrorist attack arrested

2 more elements behind Iran's Rask terrorist attack arrested

TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (MNA) – Iran's security forces have arrested two more terrorists involved in a terrorist attack last December on the Rask county's police headquarters in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan.

Spokesman for the Iranian police Brigadier General Saeed Montazer-al-Mahdi stated that the individuals have been identified as members of the Pakistan-based Jaish al-Adl terrorist group, which has claimed responsibility for the attack.

They were captured in one of the counties of Sistan and Baluchestan province following the police forces' technical and intelligence monitoring, he added, without specifying the date of the detentions.

Montazer-al-Mahdi further noted that four other terrorists had been detained over the past weeks for involvement in the same attack.

Jaish al-Adl is a notorious terrorist group with headquarters in Pakistan and has been involved in numerous terror attacks against Iran.

Back on December 15 last year, the group claimed responsibility for the assault on Rask County’s police headquarters.

Alireza Marhamati, deputy provincial governor in security and political affairs, said at the time that 11 police forces, including officers and conscripts, were killed in the attack.

Majid Mirahmadi, deputy interior minister for security and police affairs, also said the terrorists attacked the police post from several directions and later ambushed reinforcements deployed to the location.

He said two of the terrorists were killed and one of them was injured and arrested in hours-long clashes, while the rest escaped.

Six police forces were injured during the exchange of fire, he said. 

The attack, which occurred around midnight, was one of the deadliest in years for the region sitting close to Iran’s border with Afghanistan and Pakistan.


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