Published: Fri, February 22, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Pakistan offers cooperation to Iran over probe into IRGC bus attack

Pakistan offers cooperation to Iran over probe into IRGC bus attack

The suicide bomber who carried out last week´s attack that killed 27 members of Iran´s Revolutionary Guards was a Pakistani national, the elite force said on Tuesday.

In a Sunday telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said his country is ready for any kind of cooperation with Iran to probe into the terrorist attack. "Three of the terrorists were arrested and 150 kilograms (330 pounds) of explosives and 600 kilograms of explosive materials as well as weapons and ammunition were confiscated", it said.

Pakpour identified the suicide bomber as Hafiz Mohammad Ali.

Soon after the attack, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blamed the United States and its regional allies for the attack while the head of Revolutionary Guard also threatened to retaliate against neighboring Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Egypt's Foreign Ministry condemned on Saturday the recent terrorist attack against Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) on Wednesday that killed around 27 people and injured 13 others.

The so-called Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.

"Two members of the terrorist team were Pakistanis", he said, adding that another Pakistani has been supporting the team from Pakistan, reports Iran Front Page.

But security forces had been "fully prepared" on that day, he said.

Iran has always accused Pakistan of failing to guard its borders with Iran.

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