A senior official on Monday denied Iranian claims that its border guards, who were abducted by Jaishul Adl militant group, were released in Pakistan.
“According to our information, the Iranian border guards were released after Iran freed 8 members of the Jaishul Adl from Zahedan jail,” said the official while requesting anonymity. “The exchange took place on the Iranian soil,” the official said.
He also went on to say that Pakistan extended full cooperation to the Iranian authorities to recover the abducted guards but could not find any evidence suggesting they were brought into the country.
The abducted Iranian border guards were subsequently reunited with their families.