Iran on Tuesday launched attacks in Pakistan targeting what it described as bases for the militant group Jaish al-Adl.
Missiles and drones were used in the attack on Jaish al-Adl, a Sunni militant group which largely operates across the border in nuclear-armed Pakistan, as per state-run IRNA news agency.
Jaish al-Adl is a Sunni militant group operating across the border in nuclear-armed Pakistan.
The group, formed in 2012 and designated as a “terrorist organisation” by Tehran, has launched multiple attacks on Iranian security forces in recent years.
Pakistan summoned Tehran’s top diplomat in Islamabad to protest the “unprovoked violation of its airspace” and said that the airstrikes were “illegal”. The nation’s foreign ministry said that two children were killed and three others were injured in the airstrikes.
The Pakistan foreign office did not reveal where the strikes took place but Pakistani social media accounts reported that the blasts happened in Balochistan province where Iran and Pakistan share a 1000-km border.
“This violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty is completely unacceptable and can have serious consequences. It resulted in the death of two innocent children while injuring three girls,” the Pakistan foreign ministry said.
“It is even more concerning that this illegal act has taken place despite the existence of several channels of communication between Pakistan and Iran. Pakistan has always said terrorism is a common threat to all countries in the region that requires coordinated action,” Pakistan’s foreign ministry said.