Four Pakistani soldiers were killed on Friday when terrorists attacked their patrol in the southwestern province of Balochistan across the border in Iran, the military said, adding that contact was being established with Tehran for action against those involved. attack, Anadolu reports.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of Pakistan’s army, said in a statement that “a group of terrorists working from the side of Iran” attacked a regular patrol of Pakistan’s security forces operating along the border in Jalgai Sector of Kech district in Balochistan.
Four soldiers were killed in the attack, the ISPR said, adding that necessary contact is being made with Tehran to take effective action against “terrorists on the Iranian side and to prevent such incidents in the future.”
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So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
This was the second incident in three months, as terrorists across the Pakistan-Iran border attacked security personnel in the remote Panjgur district and killed four soldiers in January.
Later, strongly condemning the attack, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry urged Iran not to allow “terrorists” to use its soil to launch attacks inside the nuclear-armed South Asian country.
The Balochistan Liberation Army has been carrying out attacks on the security forces of the province, and the army has been working for a long time to eliminate terrorist hideouts in the province.
Mineral-rich Balochistan is the largest province of Pakistan, but the poorest province. It is a key route for the $64 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which is part of Beijing’s Belt and Road initiative.
China is also developing the Gwadar port and is involved in other projects in the restive province
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