Targeted 'terrorist' hideouts in Iran with rockets and drones: Pakistan Army Targeted 'terrorist' hideouts in Iran with rockets and drones: Pakistan Army

Targeted 'terrorist' hideouts in Iran with rockets and drones: Pakistan Army

Targeted 'terrorist' hideouts in Iran with rockets and drones: Pakistan Army

According to the statement of the Pakistan Army, the hideouts used by the 'terrorist organizations' called Balochistan Liberation Army and Balochistan Liberation Front were successfully targeted in the operation based on intelligence information.

The Public Relations Department of the Pakistan Army or ISPR says that this morning (Thursday) Pakistan carried out effective strikes against the bases inside Iran that were being used by the 'terrorists' responsible for the recent attacks in Pakistan. .

In a statement issued to the media from Rawalpindi, the ISPR said that 'precision strikes were carried out using color drones, rockets, landmines and stand-off weapons during which more was done to avoid widespread casualties. More caution was taken than.

According to the statement: "The hideouts used by the terrorist organizations Balochistan Liberation Army (BRA) and Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) were successfully targeted in an intelligence-based operation codenamed Murg Bar Sarmchar." .'

The Pakistan Army says the hideouts targeted were being used by notorious 'terrorists' including Dost alias Chairman, Bajar alias Sughat, Sahil alias Shafaq, Asghar alias Bisham and Wazir alias Wazi.

The news agency AFP has reported with reference to Iran's official news agency IRNA that "Deputy provincial governor of Iran's Sistan-Baluchistan province, Ali Reza Marhamati, says that two people were killed in the attack in the border village of Saravan this morning." were also killed after which the number of deaths has increased to nine.

Earlier, according to the news of Iran's official news agency IRNA, a provincial security official announced that seven people who did not have Iranian citizenship were killed during Pakistan's missile attack on a southeastern Iranian city on Thursday morning.

Pakistan on Thursday said that it has launched an effective military operation against terrorist hideouts in Iran's Sistan and Balochistan province, launching Operation 'Death to Death' in response to attacks by Tehran. As a result, 'several terrorists were killed.'

Foreign Minister of Iran and Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan met on Tuesday on the sidelines of Davos meeting and discussed various issues (IRNA).

According to Iran's Press TV, Iran has summoned the governor of Pakistan to the capital Tehran to protest the attack in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan.

The Pakistani diplomat has been summoned to the ministry on Thursday in the absence of the Pakistani ambassador to seek an explanation from him on the various blasts in Sarawan city.

'Situation is complex, ready for talks': Foreign Office spokesperson

After Pakistan's retaliatory strikes on militant hideouts in Iran, Pakistani Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said, "We do not want to escalate the war, and we know that the situation has become complicated due to the attacks that took place a few days ago." Is.'

He further said that 'We believe that dialogue is necessary to end terrorism. We are ready to talk with all our neighbors including Iran.

In the news conference held at the Foreign Office in Islamabad on Thursday, he said that "this morning, Pakistan attacked the hideouts of terrorists in Sistan Balochistan province of Iran."

He further said that the militants who committed terrorism in Pakistan used to take refuge in Iran in the name of Sarmachar. Pakistan shared evidence with Iran several times. Pakistan fully respects the integrity and sovereignty of Iran, but this attack was carried out by Pakistan in defense of its integrity and sovereignty. Pakistan will not allow anyone to challenge its sovereignty and integrity.'

He said that the Prime Minister has shortened his visit to Davos in the context of the current situation, while the Foreign Minister who is currently attending the meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, has also shortened his visit. Is.'

The spokesman of the Foreign Office was asked that 'Iranian forces are preparing to attack again? Has Iran sought an explanation from Pakistan?'

In response to this question, she said that 'I will not discuss the rumours, but Pakistan is always ready to defend itself. I am not aware of any conversation in the last two to three hours.'

On the question of mediation between Pakistan and Iran, he said, "Until now, I am not aware of any mediation efforts by any third party."

Earlier, in a statement issued by the Foreign Office in Islamabad, it was said: "Today (Thursday) morning, Pakistan launched a series of highly coordinated and specifically targeted military attacks against terrorist hideouts in Sistan and Baluchistan province of Iran." started.'

"Several terrorists were killed during the intelligence-based operation, codenamed 'Murg Bar Sarmchar'," the statement said.

The Foreign Office said, "During our discussions with Iran over the past several years, Pakistan has consistently expressed its serious concerns about the safe havens and sanctuaries of terrorists of Pakistani origin who call themselves Sarmchar within Iran." Pakistan has also shared several dossiers with concrete evidence of the presence and activities of these terrorists, but due to non-implementation of our serious concerns, these so-called Sarmachars continued to shed the blood of innocent Pakistanis.

According to the statement: 'This morning's action was taken in the light of confirmed intelligence about large-scale terrorist activities by these so-called Sarmachars.'

The Foreign Office further said that this action is a manifestation of our unwavering determination to protect and defend our national security against all threats. The successful conduct of this highly complex operation is also a testament to the professionalism of the Pakistan Armed Forces. Pakistan will continue to take all necessary measures for the safety and security of its people.

According to the statement, Pakistan fully respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iran. The sole purpose of today's action was to achieve Pakistan's own security and national interest, which cannot be compromised.

The Foreign Office added that as a responsible member of the international community, Pakistan adheres to the principles and objectives of the United Nations Charter, which include the territorial integrity and sovereignty of all member states. Guided by these principles and exercising its legitimate rights under international law, Pakistan will never allow its sovereignty and territorial integrity to be challenged under any pretext or circumstances.'

The statement said that 'Iran is a brotherly country and the people of Pakistan have great respect and love for the Iranian people. We have always emphasized dialogue and cooperation to address common challenges, including terrorism, and will continue to seek common solutions in the future.'

Iran attacked in the Panjgur area of ​​Pakistan, while Pakistan attacked the hideouts of militants in the Sarawan area of ​​Iran on January 18, 2024 at 6:30 am.

Iran's Press TV has reported that seven non-Iranian citizens have died in several explosions in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan.

An Iranian security official told Press TV that several explosions were heard early Thursday morning in different areas around the southeastern city of Sarawan in Sistan and Balochistan provinces near the border with Pakistan.

The deputy governor of the province, Ali Reza Marhmati, told Iran's official news agency that Iranian security officials were investigating the matter. He added that three women and four children were among the dead.

Iran's official news agency IRNA quoted an official from Sistan-Baluchistan province as saying that "several explosions were heard in many areas around Saravan city."

Afghanistan expresses concern and appeals for restraint

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, a neighboring country of both Pakistan and Iran, has termed the recent tension between Iran and Pakistan as worrying and has called on both to show restraint.

The spokesman of the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdul Qahar Balkhi, said in a post on X that "peace and stability have been established in the region after a long time, so both countries should try to strengthen regional stability and discuss controversial issues through diplomatic means." Required.'

Well-known journalist Musharraf Zaidi wrote on the social media platform X that "for years, Iran has actively trained terrorists targeting Pakistan - the worst thing is that Iran is using India to harm Pakistan's security." Works together. On the surface, Pakistan's targeting of these groups is a defensive measure.

He added: 'The problem is that unlike the US-backed government in India or Afghanistan in February 2019, the world has not benefited from the Ayatollah. The nature of Iran's strategy is such that a broader conflict helps hardliners consolidate their control over Iran and validates the conflicts they actively promote throughout the Middle East and North Africa. promotes.'

Musharraf Zaidi further said that Iran wants a new conflict for its own benefit because the revolutionary government cannot survive without fighting for its 'grand vision'. Thus it mobilizes those aligned with its vision through a constant state of war.'

According to him: 'Pakistan, on the contrary, is a model for regional and global stability, even if it is deliberately and heavily propagated. War is not necessary for Pakistan. It is no coincidence that Pakistan's worsening economic condition has historically been associated with this regional instability.'

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