Iranian President Hassan Rohani, ordered ministers of interior and foreign to continue investigating the killing of 17 border guards soldiers in the city of Sarwan southeast of the country , stressing his country's determination to address the terrorist acts.
President Rohani, said on 26 October , " in light of the unlimited support of the Iranian people in defending the Islamic nation , Iran is determined to address the directed acts of evil " saying , " Foreign Ministry must follow-up necessary measures in the course of implementing the security agreement with Pakistan and provide the findings in its report " .
At least 17 soldiers from elements of the Iranian border guards had been killed in a clash with armed gangs south of the country on the border with Pakistan on Friday night. Five other soldiers were detained hostages in the clash , which occurred in the city of Sarwan south of the country , which is as a major transit point of Afghani and Pakistani gangs smuggling drugs into Iran , then they are transported to Europe and the Gulf states . In response to this incident, Iran executed 16 element of " Army of Justice " convicted of drug smuggling in Zahedan capital of Sistan and Baluchistan province , which has border with Pakistan and Afghanistan.