Iran says seizes explosives on Pakistan border
[Al Ahram] Sistan-Baluchestan province, bordering Pakistain, faces serious security problems including bombings and frequent festivities between police and drug pushers and bandidos.
"Border agents learned that subversive groups wished to enter our territory," said Ahmad Reza-Radan, Iran's deputy police chief, according to the Mehr news agency.
"The agents were successful in identifying and seizing a large shipment of explosives which had entered our country."
The haul included 20 bombs, Radan said. He did not say when exactly the explosives were found. One person had been jugged
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in connection but others had escaped to Pakistain.
"We request that the Pak government act on its obligations in controlling border regions, because its border has become a way for bandit traffic," he was quoted as saying.
Radan did not identify the arrested person or the suspected groups involved.
In the last major attack in Zahedan, the scenic provincial capital of Sistan-Baluchestan, a jacket wallah killed dozens at a Shiite Mohammedan mosque in 2010.
Posted by: Fred 2012-12-23