UN chief slams killing of abducted Iranian border guard

The UN Secretary General condemns the killing of one of the five Iranian border guards kidnapped by terrorists in southeastern Iranian border with Pakistan earlier in February 2014.

“The Secretary-General condemns the killing of one of the five Iranian border guards who were abducted on 6 February in the country's southeast border region by a militant group,” Ban Ki Moon’s spokesperson said in a statement issued on Tuesday.

He added that the Secretary General of the United Nations “expresses his solidarity with the Government and people of Iran, who are confronted with this appalling act amid the annual Nowruz celebrations held to commemorate in peace the start of a new year.”

“The Secretary-General sends his condolences to the family of the slain guard,” reads the statement.

“He calls for the perpetrators to be brought to justice. He hopes for the success of the ongoing efforts by the Government of Iran to achieve the release of those who remain captive.”

The so-called Jaish-ul-adl terrorist group abducted five Iranian border guards on February 6, 2014 in Jakigour region of Sistan-and-Baluchestan Province.

On October 25, 2013, the terrorist group also killed 14 Iranian border guards and wounded six others in the border region near the city of Saravan in Sistan and Baluchestan Province.