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2/28/07

Armed bandits kill two Iranian policemen, take four others hostage near Pakistan border

Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA - Two policemen were martyred and four others taken as hostages on Tuesday in an ambush by armed bandits in a region near Iranian border with Pakistan in Sistan-Baluchestan province, it was reported here on Wednesday.

Police commander, Major-General Esmael Ahmadi-Moqaddam told reporters in Tehran that the ambush had taken place in Negor district, southeastern Iran.

The bandits fled into Pakistan after being chased by the Iranian police forces, said the official.

He complained that Pakistan had not cooperated with Iran to fight the rebels.

Criticizing Islamabad's stance in this regard, Ahmadi-Moqaddam said "this position is not acceptable".

On February 15, some members of the Islamic Revolution's Guards Corps (IRGC) were martyred when bandits set off a car bomb in the provincial capital city of Zahedan and security forces also clashed with rebels in the city when a percussion bomb was set off two days later.

Sistan Baluchestan borders Pakistan to the south and Afghanistan to the north.

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