TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said his forces have killed the second-in-command of the so-called ‘Jaish-ul-Adl’ terrorist group in the country’s southeast.
In an operation in Saravan in Sistan and Balouchestan Province on Friday, the IRGC Ground Force's Quds Base managed to kill four members of Jaish-ul-Adl and injured two other terrorists, Brigadier General Pakpour said.
After identifying the terrorists’ dead bodies, it was determined that the group’s second-in-command, Mulla Hashem Nokri, is among them, he added.
Nokri had been in charge of many of the terrorist operations of the Jaish-ul-Adl over the past years, the commander said.
The IRGC Ground Force's Quds Base, in a statement earlier on Friday, had said that in the heavy clash with the terror group, the IRGC troops killed four terrorists and injured two others, adding that a number of other terrorists escaped to a neighboring country.
During the operation, not only no casualties were inflicted on the Iranian forces but also the terrorists’ ammunition and equipment were seized, according to the statement.
Back in March, the IRGC Ground Force’s Quds Base said its forces had killed two suicide attackers in Sistan and Balouchestan before the terrorists could storm a border post with their explosive-laden vehicle.
Since a couple of years ago, the IRGC has been tasked with ensuring the security of southeastern border areas in cooperation with local residents.
Located in the southeast of Iran, Sistan and Balouchestan borders Pakistan and Afghanistan and has a long coastline by the Sea of Oman.