Iran fired a missile into Pakistan’s Balochistan province on Tuesday night, just hours after Pakistan’s acting prime minister met with Iran’s foreign minister in Davos. On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, Pakistani politician Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar met with Iranian President Hossein Amir Abdullahian.
Pakistan said the attack struck the Panjgur region in southwestern Balochistan province, near the 1,000-kilometer border the two countries share. Tasnim News, an Iranian news agency linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which carried out the attack, released a video purporting to show the aftermath of the attack.
A video believed to have been taken by a local resident shows smoke billowing from destroyed buildings in the sparsely populated area. Multiple fires were confirmed inside the demolished building, and most of the building is covered in rubble.
Tuesday’s attack came as a surprise because both countries rarely use military force, even though they frequently accuse each other of supporting insurgents on their territory.
Iran has not issued a statement regarding the attack, but state news agencies said the missile targeted the Pakistani headquarters of Jaish al-Adl (Justice Army), which Iran has blacklisted as a terrorist group and destroyed. I told him. She has carried out several attacks in Iran in recent years.
“A few minutes ago, two important headquarters of the so-called Jaish-ul-Adl terrorist organization in Pakistan were attacked. “These headquarters were destroyed by missiles and drones,” the Nour news agency said in a statement on Wednesday in a post calling it “unacceptable.”
This violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty is completely unacceptable and could have serious consequences.” Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement:Despite the existence of multiple channels of communication between Pakistan and Iran, “It is all the more worrying that this illegal act took place.”
Pakistan also announced that it had summoned Iran’s top diplomat to Islamabad to protest against the “groundless airspace violation”, adding that such attacks go against “good neighborly relations”.
“Pakistan has always said that terrorism is a common threat to all countries in the region and requires concerted action,” the statement said.