TEHRAN- Iranian and Pakistani officials rejected media reports claiming that the two sides' forces had exchanged fire at their common borders.
Governor-General of Iran's Southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan Ali Ousat Hashemi strongly rejected the reports, and told sources that "the clashes happened between the Pakistani forces and the terrorist group lets active inside Pakistan."
He said that the conflict was related to the Sunday night terrorist attack when unidentified terrorists invaded a hotel in Taftan, Pakistan, near the Iranian border, killing and wounding a number of pilgrims returning from Iran.
Also Pakistani Ambassador to Tehran Nour Mohammad Jadmani who is now in Sistan and Baluchistan province rejected the media allegations about border clashes between Iran and Pakistan. Jadmani strongly condemned the recent terrorist attack on the Shiite pilgrims in Pakistan's Baluchistan province.
The Pakistani diplomat voiced deep regret over terrorist attack against Pakistani Shiite pilgrims, who were on their way back home from Iran, near the city of Taftan in Pakistan near its border with Iran's Mirjaveh district.
He said that the new governments in both Pakistan and Iran are resolved to consolidate the good neighborly ties as well as economic relations. The Iranian Foreign Ministry also deplored the attack. Jeish Al-Islam in a statement claimed responsibility for the Sunday attack on Pakistani pilgrims.