TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Pakistan’s embassy in Tehran expressed the country’s determination to secure the release of Iranian border guards who have been kidnapped at a border post inside Iran.

In a statement released on Thursday, Pakistan’s embassy in Tehran said the abduction of 14 Iranian border guards by the so-called Jaish-ul-Adl terrorist group has deeply saddened the Pakistani nation.

It also voiced the Islamabad government’s commitment to cooperating with the Iranian government to secure the release of the abductees.

Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry is resolved to make every effort to assist with the hostage rescue operation, it added, blaming the abduction of Iranian forces on the coward groups that are opposed to cordial and brotherly relations between Iran and Pakistan.

Islamabad would not allow any individual or group to upset security of Iran-Pakistan common border, known as the friendship border, the statement concluded.

Pakistani-based terrorist groups kidnapped 14 Iranian forces at a border post in Mirjaveh region in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan on Monday evening.

The Iranian military forces along the southeastern border areas are frequently attacked by terrorist groups coming from Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Tehran has frequently asked the two neighbors to step up security at the common border to prevent terrorist attacks on Iranian forces.