Jan 18, 2024, 11:40 AM

Iran condemns Pakistan attack on SE country

Iran condemns Pakistan attack on SE country

TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kan'ani has condemned the attack carried out by Pakistan on the country's Sistan and Baluchestan province on Thursday.

The senior Iranian diplomat stressed that in order to officially notify the protest and request an explanation from the Pakistani government in this regard, the charge d'affaires of the embassy of this country in Tehran was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"At 4:50 a.m. Thursday, several explosions were heard in the area of ​​Saravan city, and after the investigations, we found out that Pakistan had targeted one of Iran's border villages with a missile," a security source told Mehr News Agency.

7 foreign nationals, including 3 women and 4 children were killed in the incident.

There was also an explosion near Saravan city where there were no casualties.

Issuing a statement, the Pakistani foreign ministry said that Islamabad has targeted the position of a Pakistani terrorist group.

It said that the purpose of the action was to secure Pakistan's national security and interests.

Pakistan fully respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iran, the statement added.

It added that Pakistan will continue its efforts to find joint solutions with Iran to combat terrorism.

MP/Spox. channel

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