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MIKEMUN
27 Oct 09,, 00:24
Pakistan 'holds elite Iran force'

Iran has blamed a Pakistani group for an attack on its Revolutionary Guards
Eleven members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards force have been arrested in Pakistan after illegally entering the country, police there say.

They were detained in Mashkel near the Pakistan-Iran border, they added.

It comes eight days after a suicide bomb killed 42 people, among them six Revolutionary Guard commanders, in Iran's Sistan-Baluchistan province.

Iran said a Sunni militant group had launched the attack from Pakistan. Islamabad denied any involvement.

Pakistani officials said the 11 Revolutionary Guards arrested on Monday were being questioned. Two vehicles were also reportedly seized.

Last week, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on Pakistan to arrest the attackers, believed to belong to a group called Jundallah, or Soldiers of God.

Pakistan condemned the bombing and said it would co-operate in the search for those responsible.

But Pakistani foreign ministry spokesman Abdul Basit dismissed Iranian claims that Jundallah's leader was in Pakistan.

Tehran had previously accused the US of contributing to the attack. The US dismissed the accusation.

'Fighting oppression'

According to Iranian state media, one or more suicide bombers targeted the group of Revolutionary Guards leaders, who had arranged to meet tribal leaders in Iran's Pishin district close to the Pakistani border.



The deputy commander of the Guards' ground force and the Guards' chief provincial commander were among six officers killed. Dozens of people were injured.

Jundallah has previously been accused by Iran of terrorist activities in the province.

The province borders both Pakistan and Afghanistan, and has long been affected by smuggling, drug trafficking, banditry and kidnapping.

Jundallah, also known as the Popular Resistance Movement of Iran, says it is fighting against the political and religious oppression of the country's minority Sunni Muslims.

Local media cited officials as saying Jundallah had accepted responsibility for Sunday's bombing, though there was no direct claim from the group.

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Pakistan 'holds elite Iran force' (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8326517.stm)

S2
27 Oct 09,, 03:18
Geez, everybody's fcukin' ELITE these days.

Bunch of guys in a couple of trucks and a few AKs and RPGs and next thing you know they're ELITE...:rolleyes:

Damned newspapers could stand hiring a FEW professional soldiers to advise and edit before shooting their traps off.

The world would be a safer place.

Bigfella
27 Oct 09,, 08:05
Geez, everybody's fcukin' ELITE these days.

Bunch of guys in a couple of trucks and a few AKs and RPGs and next thing you know they're ELITE...:rolleyes:

Damned newspapers could stand hiring a FEW professional soldiers to advise and edit before shooting their traps off.

The world would be a safer place.\

I'm guessing they skipped the 'map reading for elite soldiers' course at the academy.

Dreadnought
27 Oct 09,, 14:52
Hmmm maybe they should hold them like Iran holds other countries travelers and hikers. Maybe a trade, maybe make them make statements admitting their fault like Iran has too others. Maybe just lock them away for safe keeping for awhile.:tongue::))

Dreadnought
27 Oct 09,, 14:52
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I'm guessing they skipped the 'map reading for elite soldiers' course at the academy.

I guess they dont know the boundaries of their own borders, same thing they blame all others for.:))

Dreadnought
27 Oct 09,, 14:53
Bunch of guys in a couple of trucks and a few AKs and RPGs and next thing you know they're ELITE...


Yep, they're elite, One of a kind I tell you.:)):rolleyes::rolleyes:

diablo49
27 Oct 09,, 16:00
Apparently Pakistan released them back across their own border.

wish the Iranians did so with our hikers.:mad::(

It would be interesting if more iranian incursions occurred... would make it harder to argue against US incursions imo.

Dreadnought
28 Oct 09,, 18:20
Apparently Pakistan released them back across their own border.

wish the Iranians did so with our hikers.:mad::(

It would be interesting if more iranian incursions occurred... would make it harder to argue against US incursions imo.

*They would rather capitalize that they caught "Americans" then release them. Rather pathetic since they have been caught so many times. Patheic state of mind thinking it may gain them anything and they will trumpet the act of kindness when they are released.:rolleyes::rolleyes: