Iran officer shot dead in ‘terrorist’ attack near Pakistan border

A member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards was shot dead in the country’s restive southeastern province that borders Pakistan and Afghanistan, Iranian news agency IRNA reported on Wednesday.

The attack, which took place in Sistan-Baluchestan province, comes a day after Iran struck two bases of the militant group Jaish ul-Adl in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province.

“Attempts to identify and pursue the perpetrators are underway,” IRNA added.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan recalled its ambassador to Iran, claiming that Tehran violated its airspace in a “blatant breach” of Pakistan’s sovereignty.

Denouncing Iran’s strikes as an “illegal act”, Pakistan said it lodged a strong protest with a senior official in the Iranian Foreign Ministry in Tehran and warned of “serious consequences”.

Jaish ul-Adl previously mounted attacks on Iranian security forces in the border area with Pakistan, reported news agency Reuters.

Published By:

Poorva Joshi

Published On:

Jan 17, 2024

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