Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi urged on Sunday neighboring Pakistan to ensure security along the common border, the official news agency IRNA reported.
Vahidi made the remarks to reporters while asked to comment on Saturday’s armed “terrorist attack” on a border police station in the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
He warned that the terror groups that carry out such activities would not be immune from punishments by Iranian intelligence and law enforcement apparatuses.
Two Iranian policemen died in Saturday’s “terrorist” attack launched by four assailants, who disguised themselves as regular clients. According to a report by the semi-official Tasnim news agency, the four “armed terrorists” were all killed in clashes with police forces.
Jaish ul-Adl, which Iran designated as a terror group, has claimed responsibility for the attack.
In a statement on Saturday, Pakistan strongly condemned the “terrorist attack” and extended “deepest condolences” to the bereaved families.
Bordering Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Sistan and Baluchestan province has been a target of several terrorist attacks on both civilians and security forces over the past years.