Afghan parl't speaker blames IRGC for military intrusions in Nimruz

Afghan parl't Speaker blames IRGC for military intrusions in Nimruz
Afghan parl't Speaker blames IRGC for military intrusions in Nimruz

The Senate in Afghanistan lashed out at Iranian military intrusion in the bordering Afghan governorate of Nimruz in December, Anadolu News Agency reported.

A commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) declared about an operation that has angered the Afghan lawmakers.

Fazal Hadi Muslimyar, the speaker of the Afghan parliament’s upper house, said such an operation by the IRGC inside Afghanistan is a matter of "disgrace".

“Whatever the Senators have said about the Sipah-e-Pasdaran (IRGC’s) operation in Nimruz province is a matter of shame for the foreign forces stationed here. The (Afghan) government and the international community should perform their due duties in this regard”, he stressed.

On Sunday, Mohammad Marani, the commander of IRGC’s Quds Base, said Hossein Hajmalek, an Iranian engineer working for a company cooperating with the IRGC, was kidnapped in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchistan governorate two weeks ago.

IRGC’s Commander said that the kidnappers took the Iranian engineer to Afghanistan.

According to the commander, the hostage’s father asked the IRGC Quds Base for help after the kidnappers demanded ransom and threatened to kill the hostage.

The IRGC forces launched a special operation following intelligence activities and coordination with the authorities and freed Hajmalek on December 24, he added.

However, the deputy governor of Iran’s Sistan and Baluchistan governorate rejected the news reports regarding the cross-border operation.

Officials in Afghanistan Nimroz and Farah governorates bordering Iran have long been blaming Tehran for supporting terrorist Taliban militia.

Last Modified: 01 03 2018 11:08 AM

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