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Suicide bomber who killed 27 members of IRGC was pakistani, says IRGC Commander

ANI | Updated: Feb 19, 2019 21:59 IST

Tehran [Iran], Feb 19 (ANI): The Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force, Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour on Tuesday stated that the suicide bomber who recently killed 27 members of IRGC in the southeast of Iran were from Pakistan.
According to Tasnim News Agency, Brigadier General Pakpour while speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a ceremony to commemorate the martyrs of the recent terror attack said that several security measures have been taken to identify the culprits following the attack.
He further said that the two members of the terrorist group and the suicide bomber named Hafiz Mohammad Ali were from Pakistan.
Pakpour also added that the three members of the terrorist team were from the Sistan and Balouchestan region. He further divulged that two of the terrorists have been arrested while the third one, who is still at large, will soon be detained.
On Monday, Iran had also summoned Pakistan's ambassador to lodge an official protest over the suicide attack in Sistan-Baluchestan province that claimed the lives of 27 paramilitary forces.
Tehran also accused Islamabad of harbouring the terror outfit responsible for the deadly terror attack on its security forces.
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bahram Ghasemi said he "explicitly conveyed" to Pakistani Ambassador Rafat Masoud that Tehran expected Islamabad "to make a serious and decisive action" against the Jaish al-Adl outfit operating in Pakistani. The terror outfit claimed responsibility for the attack.
On February 13, a total of 27 members of Revolutionary Guard Corps were killed after an explosive-laden vehicle targetted the bus which was ferrying the military personnel in Khash-Zahedan sector of Sistan-Baluchistan province in south-eastern Iran. The bombing also injured 17 others. (ANI)

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