The Sunni group Jund Allah has claimed responsibility for the latest
attack in Iran's Baluchestan province. Iran has urged Pakistan to launch a
crackdown on Jund Allah, led by Abdul Malek Rigi.
"Iran and Pakistan enjoy brotherly relations with each other, but the
presence of the terrorist elements in Pakistan is not justifiable," Iranian
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said. "The
government of Pakistan should help arrest and punish the criminals as soon
Officials said Islamabad and Teheran have drafted an agreement on border
security cooperation. They said the accord would stop the smuggling of drugs
and weapons from Pakistan to Al Qaida-aligned insurgents in Iran.
"Certainly, cooperation between these two border regions can settle
many problems in the future," Iranian Interior Minister Mustafa Najar said.
Najar, who has visited Pakistan, did not say when the agreement would be
signed. But the Iranian minister said the accord would pave the way for
comprehensive security cooperation.
"Border security, [campaign against] drug, human and arms trafficking
and exchange of security information between the two countries are among the
major and significant elements of the agreement," Najar said on Oct. 25.