4 security personnel martyred in terrorist activity from across Pak-Iran border in Balochistan: ISPR

Published January 18, 2023
This image shows the security personnel martyred during “terrorist activity” from across the Pakistan-Iran border in Balochistan’s Panjgur district. — Photo courtesy: ISPR
This image shows the security personnel martyred during “terrorist activity” from across the Pakistan-Iran border in Balochistan’s Panjgur district. — Photo courtesy: ISPR

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday that four security personnel were martyred during “terrorist activity” from across the Pakistan-Iran border in Balochistan’s Panjgur district.

“Today, in a terrorist activity from across Pakistan-Iran border in Chukab sector, district Panjgur, Balochistan, four security forces personnel have embraced martyrdom,” the statement said.

It further said that the militants used Iranian soil to “target a convoy of security forces patrolling along the border”.

Iran has been asked to hunt down the terrorists on their side, the ISPR statement said.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned the incident. “Nation pays homage to the sacrifices of their martyred soldiers in [the] line of duty. We expect Iran will ensure that its soil is not used for cross-border attacks,” he said.

President Dr Arif Alvi condemned the attack, and paid tribute to the services and sacrifices rendered by the martyred officials.

He stated that the whole nation had resolved to fight terrorism.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari also condemned the attack, and expressed grief and sorrow at the martyrdom of the security officials.

“Martyrs officials are the country’s heroes. The militant who carried out the attack will have to pay,” he said in a statement.

Last year in October, the Iranian authorities had closed the border with Pakistan at Taftan for two days after clashes between protesters and security forces in Zahedan, the capital city of Sistan-Baluchestan.

In February 2021, the border in Panjgur was closed after violent demonstrations and attacks on government offices in Saravan area of Sistan-Balochestan.


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