South Asia
Pakistan urges Iran to investigate cross-border terrorist attack


Pakistan on Thursday asked Iranian authorities to investigate the cross-border terrorist attack in Panjgur district of Balochistan province and apprehend the perpetrators, local media reported.

Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said at her weekly news briefing in Islamabad that terrorists used Iranian soil to target a convoy of security forces patrolling the Pakistan-Iran border. He said Pakistan is committed that its territory will not be used to carry out cross-border attacks in Iran, and we expect the same from Iran, Geo News reported.

Baloch said communication channels are active and Pakistan has shared its concerns regarding the attack with Iranian authorities.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported on Wednesday that four security personnel were killed in the terrorist attack carried out from “Iranian soil”.

Geo News reported that the incident took place when terrorists from across the Pakistan-Iran border targeted a convoy of security personnel patrolling in Chuqab area of Panjgur district of Balochistan.

In response, the military’s media wing said that the Iranian side has been asked to hunt down the terrorists.

The development comes as Pakistan deals with increasing terrorist attacks – particularly from the outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and across the Afghan border.

As the TTP regrouped in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover, according to reports, Pakistan has repeatedly asked the interim government in the neighboring country to ensure that its soil is not used for terrorism. But the Taliban-led government has failed to live up to the expectations.

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