Guards ‘unwittingly’ cross Pakistan border
TEHRAN - Agence France-Presse
Iranian army land force perform during a graduation ceremony in Tehran.Iranian border guards accused of killing a Pakistani civilian on the weekend “unintentionally” entered Pakistan in pursuit of drug traffickers, the commander of Iran’s police border guard said yesterday.
“Three Iranian border guards pursued the drug traffickers and unintentionally and due to darkness entered Pakistani territory and were arrested by Pakistani forces,” Hossein Zolfaqari was quoted as saying by the ISNA news agency. Pakistani officials said they detained the three border guards on Jan. 1 in the town of Mazan Sar Mashkail, which borders Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan province after they shot at a car, killing a Pakistani man and wounding his brother.