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One man’s story of life and smuggling in Iran’s Baluchistan

Anam Dehvari says smugglers in the border towns of Sistan and Baluchistan take passengers directly to Karachi, the largest port in Pakistan. (Supplied) By Aida Ghajar January 7, 2019 I met Anam Dehvari in a Turkish city. Dehvari is the son of the late Sheikh Ali Dehvari, who was assassinated in Saravan, Baluchistan in [...]

By |January 7th, 2019|Afghanistan, Europe, Pakistan, Turkey|

Pakistan summons Iran envoy over militant attack near border

A Pakistani border security official (R) and an Iranian border official meet at Zero Point in the Pakistan-Iran border town of Taftan, October 16, 2018. (AFP) December 17, 2018 Pakistan has lodged a protest with Iran over the killing of six paramilitary troops who were ambushed by militants while patrolling the border. The [...]

By |December 17th, 2018|Pakistan|

Iran says 5 abducted guards, freed in Pakistan, return home

Iranian border guards purportedly captured by the Pakistani group Jaish al-Adl.. (YouTube) November 22, 2018 Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps said five of the 12 border guards kidnapped last month by a separatist group on the border with Pakistan had been freed, the semi-official news agency Tasnim reported on Thursday. "The five ... who [...]

By |November 22nd, 2018|Pakistan|

Pakistan rescues five of 12 kidnapped Iranian border guards

Iranian border guards purportedly captured by the Pakistani group Jaish al-Adl.. (YouTube) November 16, 2018 Pakistan confirmed Thursday that its security forces have rescued five abducted Iranian border guards, saying efforts to recover other captives are ongoing. An anti-Iran Sunni militant organization known as Jaish al-Adl kidnapped a group of 12 security guards [...]

By |November 16th, 2018|Pakistan|

Iranian border guards kill 2, wound 3 Pakistanis

A Member of the Iranian security forces stands near the border with Pakistan. (AFP) November 12, 2018 A Pakistani official says Iranian border guards have killed two people trying to cross through an illegal route from the Panjgur district in Baluchistan. Sabir Baluch, a Baluchistan Levies Force official, says Sunday three others were [...]

By |November 12th, 2018|Pakistan|

Iran’s top diplomat in Pakistan to talk border, key issues

Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmoud Quraishi greets his Iranian counterpart Jawad Zarif in Islamabad. Zarif’s visit came days before the expected arrival of US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in Pakistan. (AFP) November 1, 2018 Iran's top diplomat is in Pakistan for talks on key issues between the two neighbors, including how [...]

By |November 1st, 2018|Pakistan|

‘Jaish-ul-Adl’ publishes images of abducted Iranian soldiers

Iranian Border Security soldiers in Sistan-Baluchestan, undated. (Tasnim) October 24, 2018 A militant group claimed responsibility for the abduction of 12 Iranian security personnel and soldiers southeast the border with Pakistan, Iran’s semi-official news agency ISNA reported Monday. "The terrorist group Jaish-ul-Adl has posted two photos... claiming that those in it are the [...]

By |October 24th, 2018|Pakistan|

IRGC commander in Pakistan to press for freedom of captives

Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, the commander of the ground forces of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. (Wikimedia) October 22, 2018 Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has announced that the commander of its ground forces has traveled to Pakistan to pursue the issue of 12 Iranian captives. Iran’s ISNA quotes a spokesperson of IRGC [...]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Pakistan|

Iran urges joint operations with Pakistan to release hostages

A Pakistani border security official (R) and an Iranian border official meet at Zero Point in the Pakistan-Iran border town of Taftan, October 16, 2018. (AFP) October 20, 2018 Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli called for immediate joint operation with Pakistan to secure the release of Iranian soldiers who have been kidnapped [...]

By |October 20th, 2018|Pakistan|

Separatists abduct Iranians in lawless border city

Iranian soldiers patrolling in the Sistan Baluchistan province. (Supplied) By Behnam Gholipour October 19, 2018 At dawn on Tuesday, October 16, a separatist Baluchi group abducted 14 border guards and military personnel near the town of Mirjaveh in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan. A day later, the Revolutionary Guards announced that the men had been [...]

By |October 19th, 2018|Iran, Pakistan|