Source AP ©

12 people kidnapped in lawless southeastern Iran

The 12 people were snatched on the road between Chabahar port and Iranshahr town, some 1,700 kilometers (1056 miles) southeast of Tehran in Sistan-Baluchistan province, bordering Pakistan.

The kidnap victims were taken to Pakistan by "terrorist-supported armed bandits," added the television report, saying that authorities were on the case.

Semi-official Iranian news agencies earlier said that 30 people had been taken in the incident.

Last week two Belgian tourists were briefly kidnapped, also by what the state described as bandits. The region is a conduit for drugs coming from Afghanistan and often witnesses clashes between police and smugglers.

A Sunni Muslim militant group called Jundallah, or God's Brigade, which has been blamed in the past for attacks on the majority-Shiite government forces, is also active in the area.

Comments
Serbia will recognize Kosovo only over its dead body
Serbia will recognize Kosovo only over its dead body
Serbia will recognize Kosovo only over its dead body
Trump versus the Traitors on Capitol Hill
Trump versus the Traitors on Capitol Hill
The Big Brexit mistake
Militant Greek atheist Alexis Tsipras betrays his people, Orthodoxy and Russia
Can USA and Russia reset their relationship in Helsinki or is it a waste of time?
Militant Greek atheist Alexis Tsipras betrays his people, Orthodoxy and Russia
Putin does not exclude war with Ukraine in Donbass
The Dark side of the Moon and the western political circus
The Big Brexit mistake
The Dark side of the Moon and the western political circus
The Dark side of the Moon and the western political circus
Russian Defense Minister speaks about war with Ukraine, US and fight for Crimea
Russian Defense Minister speaks about war with Ukraine, US and fight for Crimea
Serbia will recognize Kosovo only over its dead body
Serbia will recognize Kosovo only over its dead body
Putin does not exclude war with Ukraine in Donbass
Russian government readies powerful sanctions against Ukraine
Putin does not exclude war with Ukraine in Donbass