Pakistan Claims Responsibility for Missile Attacks to Southeast Iran with 7 Fatalities

  January 18, 2024   News ID 7507
Pakistan Claims Responsibility for Missile Attacks to Southeast Iran with 7 Fatalities
SAEDNEWS: At least seven non-Iranian nationals have been killed in several explosions in the Southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan on Thursday.

SAEDNEWS: Deputy governor of the province Alireza Marhamati said several blasts were heard in different locations around the Southeastern city of Saravan at 4:30 a.m. local time. He added that another explosion took place near the city of Saravan, but there were no casualties from that second blast.

The official stated that the blasts have killed three women and four children.

He added Iranian security officials are investigating the issue.

Later, an informed source stated Iran has demanded Pakistan's "immediate explanation" over the incident.

Earlier, Pakistan had confirmed that it has carried out a series of military strikes on what it claimed were separatist militant hideouts inside Iran.

Islamabad announced its armed forces launched a “series of highly coordinated and specifically targeted precision military strikes” in Iran’s Southeastern Sistan and Baluchistan province as part of a military operation.

A “number” of militants were killed during the operation, Pakistan added.

It comes a day after Iran pounded two main headquarters of the anti-Tehran terror group the so-called Jaish Al-Adl in Pakistan's Southwestern province of Balochistan. Two key strongholds of the terrorist group in Pakistan have been obliterated through precision missile and drone strikes.

The Pakistan-based Jaish Al-Adl terror outfit has conducted several bomb attacks and kidnappings in Southeastern Iran in a bid to disrupt the country’s security and stability. The terror group enjoys the all-out backing of the United States and some Arab countries in West Asia.

Last month, the terror group claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a police station in the city of Rask in the Southern province of Sistan and Baluchistan. The raid martyred 11 police officers and injured six others.

Iranian military officials have warned neighboring countries to observe the principle of good neighborliness and not allow destabilizing activities on their soil. Tehran has also urged Islamabad to designate the Jaish Al-Adl group as a terrorist organization (SOURCE: FARSNEWS).

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