Pakistan Army: "terrorists" operating from Iran killed 4 soldiers on the border

Pakistan's military said on Saturday that a militant group operating from Iran had killed four Pakistani border patrol soldiers, in an attack condemned by Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

The incident took place in the Kish district of southwestern Baluchistan province, which shares long and turbulent borders with Afghanistan and Iran.

A separatist group, the Baloch Liberation Army, which has previously been involved in attacks on Pakistani security forces and Chinese interests in the region, claimed responsibility for the attack in an emailed statement.

And fighting nationalist rebel groups belonging to the Baloch race in the region for a greater share in the resources, and these groups are active on both sides of the border.

The Pakistani army said – in a statement – "A group of terrorists operating from the Iranian side attacked a routine border patrol of the Pakistani security forces on the Pakistan-Iran border."

The army indicated that the Pakistani authorities are in contact with Iran to discuss ways to prevent the recurrence of such incidents in the future.

Iranian official media reported that Tehran's embassy in Islamabad "condemns the terrorist attack in Baluchistan province, and says that terrorism is a common affliction between the two friendly neighbors."

It is noteworthy that the province of Balochistan is a region rich in natural gas and minerals, and there is also the port of Godar, which is being developed with funding from Beijing within the framework of the Chinese “Belt and Road” initiative investments in Pakistan, amounting to $ 65 billion.

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