Pakistan release detained Iranian Revolutionary Guards

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Quetta, Oct 27(ANI): Pakistan has released 10 Iranian Revolutionary Guards, who were detained on Monday after they crossed into the country.

According to reports, Frontier Corps personnel had arrested the Iranian guards in Jhodar town, 60 kilometres south of the Mashkhel area in Washuk district.

The officials had travelled two kilometres into Pakistan during a search operation against suspected Jundullah terrorists.

It is being said that the Frontier Corps released the Iranians after investigation.

The arrests threatened to add to the strain between the two nations triggered by the October 18 suicide bomb attack on the Iranian side of the border, which came a day after the Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari met Iran's Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar.

Iran had closed its border with Pakistan following the attack in the Sarbaz area of the Sistan-Baluchestan province on October 18, which killed at least 40 people, including the Revolutionary Guard deputy chief. (ANI)

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