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Pakistan’s Retaliatory Strikes on Alleged Terrorist Hideouts in Iran: Escalating Tensions in the Region

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In a recent development, Pakistan executed retaliatory air strikes on a border region in Iran’s southeast, resulting in nine casualties and exacerbating regional tensions. The Pakistani army, in a detailed statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), disclosed operational specifics of the airstrikes targeting alleged hideouts used by members of two prominent Baloch terrorist groups.

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The precision strikes, conducted through the deployment of killer drones, rockets, loitering munitions, and stand-off weapons, were part of an intelligence-based operation code-named ‘Marg Bar Sarmachar.’ The military claimed that the targeted hideouts belonged to the Balochistan Liberation Army and the Balochistan Liberation Front, alleging their involvement in recent terrorist attacks within Pakistan.

Among the individuals reportedly present in these hideouts were identified as “notorious terrorists,” including Dosta alias Chairman, Bajjar alias Soghat, Sahil alias Shafaq, Asghar alias Basham, and Wazir alias Wazi, among others.

Emphasizing the military’s commitment to safeguarding Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the ISPR asserted its readiness to counter any misadventure, while ensuring minimal collateral damage during the precision strikes.

The statement also underlined the armed forces’ determination to protect Pakistani citizens from terrorism, expressing solidarity with the people of Pakistan in the ongoing fight against its enemies. Furthermore, the military’s media wing highlighted the importance of dialogue and cooperation in resolving bilateral issues between Pakistan and Iran, despite the current tensions.

Tragically, the retaliatory air strikes resulted in the loss of nine lives, including three women and four children. The strikes targeted a border region in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchistan province, as reported by Iran’s IRNA news agency, quoting the deputy provincial governor.

This development followed Iran’s strikes against alleged “terrorist” targets in Pakistan, which occurred just two days earlier, leading to diplomatic fallout between the two nations. The cross-border tension between Iran and Pakistan, both sharing a 900-km border, has raised concerns about the potential spillover of violence into other parts of the Middle East, particularly amid the backdrop of the ongoing Israel-Gaza war.

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As the situation unfolds, the international community watches closely, underscoring the urgent need for diplomatic efforts to de-escalate tensions and promote dialogue between these neighboring nations.

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