Iran rebels claim seizure of 5 border guards

Published February 9, 2014
Jaish al-Adl group has posted photos on twitter of five men it claims are border guards it seized near Pakistan. – File Photo/AFP
Jaish al-Adl group has posted photos on twitter of five men it claims are border guards it seized near Pakistan. – File Photo/AFP

TEHRAN: An Iranian rebel group on Saturday posted photos on twitter of five men it claims are border guards it seized near Pakistan.

Jaish al-Adl is a little known organisation that operates in Iran's border area with the neighboring country.

Semiofficial Fars news agency said in a report Monday that the five Iranian guards have reportedly been taken to Pakistan.

Jaish al-Adl's name was raised for the first time in October when they killed 14 Iranian border guards in an ambush.

Iranian authorities hanged 16 members of the rebel group in retaliation for the ambush.

Jaish al-Adl is widely believed to be a Saudi-backed ultraconservative salafi group which aims to punish the Islamic Republic for its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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