Military official: We will exact revenge from terrorists
Senior IRGC commander Mohammad Pakpour warned on Thursday that the Islamic Republic will hit hard those terrorists who were responsible for Wednesday's terrorist outrage in Sistan-Balouchestan, vowing retribution for the attack.
Iran Press/Iran news: Commander of the Ground Forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour while referring to the fact that anti-Iran terror attacks originating from Pakistani soil have been a problem for the past 20 years, emphasized that if there was a real willingness and appetite to confront terrorism among Pakistani politicians and leaders, today the terrorists would have been uprooted in that country.
Iran's top military official went on to warn Pakistan's leadership that if they failed to tackle the terrorists, then the terrorists are bound to cause trouble for Pakistan itself, sooner or later wreaking havoc in the country.
A number of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) personnel were martyred or injured on Wednesday night (13 February) when an explosive-laden vehicle rammed their bus on the Zahedan-Khash road in southeastern Iran.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Forces issued a statement on Wednesday night confirming the martyrdom of 27 border guards, and injuring of 13 others in the suicide terror attack in Sistan-Balouchestan province. The so-called 'Jaish ul-Adl' Takfiri terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The terror attack has prompted reactions from a number of top Iranian officials, including the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei. According to an Iran Press report, quoting the Leader of the Islamic Revolution's official website, in a message on Thursday Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei expressed his condolences to the families of the victims of Wednesday's terrorist attack in Sistan-Balouchestan province, urging the security forces and all relevant government departments to carry out a thorough investigation of this attack, and bring to justice all those whose hands are stained with the blood of young IRGC border guards.
Iran's defense minister General Amir Hatami said in a message that the 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution is a real thorn in the side of the enemies of Islam.
Elaborating further, defense minister Hatami said because the terrorists don't have the ability and the courage to take on the Islamic Republic of Iran, they have to resort to cowardly acts of suicide bombing to compensate for their continuous failures vis-a-vis Iran.103 /211/203