Pakistan hits ‘terrorist centers’ in Iran a day after Tehran struck Jaish al-Adl bases in Balochistan

Pakistan claims it hit terrorist centers in Iran. Photo Courtesy: Unsplash

Pakistani security forces have struck “terrorist centers” in Iran with precision, a security official told Xinhua news agency on Thursday (January 18, 2024).

Sources from Pakistan’s armed forces told Xinhua that all targets were hit precisely.

“We hit the confirmed terrorists. In our view all terrorists are our targets irrespective of race, ethnicity, religion, or sect,” added the security official.

Sources from the Pakistani government told Xinhua that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will issue a statement about the recent development.

Iran on Tuesday (January 16, 2024) claimed it conducted missile and drone attacks that destroyed two strongholds of the Sunni Balochi terror group Jaish al-Adl in the border town of Panjgur in Balochistan.

“Two key strongholds of the Jaysh al-Dhulm (Jeysh al-Adl) terrorist group in Pakistan have been obliterated through precision missile and drone strikes,” reported Iran’s Tasnim News Agency.

Iran’s action was in response to the terror group’s alleged attack at a police station in Sistan and Balouchestan province’s city of Rask, southeast of Iran, which resulted in the death of 11 Iranian Police forces.

Pakistan-Iran diplomatic row

Pakistan on Wednesday expelled Iran’s ambassador from the country after Tehran conducted missile and drone attacks which destroyed two strongholds of the terrorist group Jaish al-Adl in the border town of Panjgur in Balochistan.

Islamabad also recalled its envoy from Tehran.

“Pakistan has decided to recall its ambassador from Iran and that the Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan who is currently visiting Iran may not return for the time being,” Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said while addressing a press briefing in Islamabad as quoted by Geo News.