Iran is building a fence on its border with Pakistan to keep out terrorists, Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Thursday.
The barrier is being built on “impenetrable mountainous terrain” in southeastern Iran to “prevent villains from crossing into the Islamic Republic,” he was quoted by the IRNA news agency as saying.
The Iranian insurgent group Jundullah, which is based in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, has reportedly been crossing into Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan province to carry out terrorist attacks.
Jundullah leader Abdolmalek Rigi was arrested by Iranian authorities in February 2010 and executed in June.
MOSCOW, April 14 (RIA Novosti)