TEHRAN - Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said that the government in Islamabad should account for the execution of an Iranian border guard by Jeish al-Adl terrorist group in Pakistan and the insecurity at its joint borders with Iran.

"We don't officially confirm the martyrdom of one of the border guards," Rahmani Fazli told reporters on the sidelines of a meeting of Iranian governor-generals and governors in Tehran on Monday.

"Pakistan is responsible for maintaining security at its borders and if the terrorists are sheltered in Pakistan's territories, the country should officially account for it," he added.

Rahmani Fazli said that based on a security agreement between the two countries, the Iranian and Pakistani officials have decided to increase cooperation to establish security at their joint borders "but we still take Pakistan responsible for maintaining security at its borders".

His remarks came after the four abducted Iranian border guards who were released and handed over to Iranian officials returned home on Sunday morning, two months after their abduction.

Informed source said that the guards were released as a result of the efforts made by all concerned Iranian bodies and their pressures exerted on Jeish Al-Adl to release the abducted Iranian border guards, and added, "Consensus and cooperation of all the elders in the region rendered great help to this result."

Meantime, Governor-General of Iran's Southeastern Sistan and Balouchestan province Ali Awsat Hashemi confirmed the death of one of the five border guards, Jamshid Danayee-Far, and said Iran is waiting for the transfer of his body.

Iran hands over

12 Pakistanis to Levies force

The Iranian security forces handed over 12 Pakistani nationals to Pakistani forces at Taftan point on Pakistan-Iran border.

According to Levies force, these Pakistani workers were arrested in Iran for living there without valid travel documents.

These deportees would be handed over to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for further interrogation.