Pakistan's ambassador to Iran summoned to Iranian Foreign Ministry

Victims of terror attack on IRGC bus

DUBAI, Feb 16 - Iran warned neighboring Pakistan on Saturday it would "pay a heavy price" for allegedly harboring militants who killed 27 of its elite Revolutionary Guards in a suicide bombing near the border earlier this week, state television reported.

The IRGC said that 150 kilograms of explosives and 600 kilograms of "explosive materials" as well as weapons and ammunition were confiscated in the raids in Saravan and Khash.

On Wednesday night when a number of IRGC forces were traveling between the cities of Zahedan and Khash, in Sistan and Balouchestan, their bus was hit by the suicide auto bomb attack.

The bombing raised the specter of possible Iranian retaliation against a Sunni militant group called Jaish al-Adl that claimed responsibility for the attack.

Larijani underlined that Islamabad "cannot act irresponsibly", adding that "such behaviour will severely damage the level of cooperation" between the two nations.

Jafari blamed Pakistan's army and the Inter-Services Intelligence agency, saying that "sheltering and silence" amounts to supporting the perpetrators. At least three police officers were wounded in a January 29 attack in Sistan-Baluchistan's capital, Zahedan.

Sistan-Baluchistan is a volatile area near Iran's borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan where militant groups and drug smugglers frequently operate.

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Terrorists usually use Pakistan's soil as a safe haven to carry out attacks inside Iran.

"If Pakistan fails to punish them in the near future, Iran will do so based on worldwide law and will retaliate against the terrorists", Jafari was quoted by the Iranian media as saying.

The Iranian foreign ministry, meanwhile, said Qureshi "strongly condemn (ed) and offer (ed) condolences over the recent terrorist attack in south-eastern Iran". The Sunni Jaish ul-Adl group has claimed responsibility for the assault.

In Iran, tens of thousands of people called for "revenge" at the funeral of the troops killed in a suicide attack by terrorists.

According to the Pakistan Institute of Peace Studies, a think tank in Islamabad, Iranian forces carried out six cross-border attacks inside Pakistan in 2018 compared with 12 such attacks the previous year.

In November, Iranian Interior Minister Abdelreza Rhamani-Fazli similarly suggested that Iranian forces could come after "terrorists" in Pakistani territory if the country "fails to do its part".

The two countries agreed on close cooperation to combat terrorism in the region.

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