Four Kidnapped Iranian Border Guards Were Released
Another group of Iranian border guards who were kidnapped by Jaish ul-Adl were released on Wednesday.
Bahram Ghasemi, the spokesperson for the foreign ministry announced that the four were released near the same spot that they were kidnapped. He also thanked the government and the army of Pakistan for the release of the hostages. A Lebanese TV channel claimed in a report that the Pakistani intelligence forces were able to release the Iranian border guards. According to the reports, they were handed to Iranian forces.
On October 15 of 2018, 12 Iranian border guards were kidnapped by the Jaish ul-Adl group. One month later, with the help of the Pakistani government and army, five of these people were released.
Previously, Mohammad Ali Jafari, the chief of IRGC had said that Jaish ul-Adl has demanded the release of its prisoners in Iranian prisons in exchange for the release of the hostages. Jafari said the IRGC has not accepted this demand and will not negotiate with the group. After the release of the five border guards last November, the group confirmed that Iran has not agreed to negotiate.