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Pakistan Iran News: Pakistan Retaliates With Strikes On “Militant Targets” In Iran, 9 Killed

Pakistan on Thursday carried out strikes against “terrorist hideouts” in Iran, a day after warning Tehran of “serious consequences” over its attack on the Balochi group Jaish al-Adl’s headquarters in its territory. Pakistan Iran

“A number of terrorists” were killed during the intelligence-based operation codenamed, “Marg Bar Sarmachar”, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said. Yesterday Iran strikes Pakistan soil.

Iranian media reported that nine people including four children were killed in the attack.

The retaliatory strikes came days after Iran attacked “terrorist targets” in Pakistan, an attack that Islamabad claimed killed two children.

“This morning Pakistan undertook a series of highly coordinated and specifically targeted precision military strikes against terrorist hideouts in Siestan-o-Baluchistan province of Iran,” Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said in an official statement.

Calling Iran a “brotherly country”, Islamabad said that the action was a “manifestation of Pakistan’s unflinching resolve” to protect and defend its national security against all threats.

“The sole objective of today’s act was in pursuit of Pakistan’s own security and national interest which is paramount and cannot be compromised,” the Ministry said, adding that Islamabad “fully respects” the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iran.

“Over the last several years, in our engagements with Iran, Pakistan has consistently shared its serious concerns about the safe havens and sanctuaries enjoyed by Pakistani origin terrorists calling themselves ‘Sarmachars’ on the ungoverned spaces inside Iran,” the statement read further.

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