Iran conducted attacks on alleged bases of the Sunni militant group Jaish al-Adl in Pakistan, escalating tensions in the region.
Pakistan termed the strikes an “unprovoked violation” of its airspace, leading to the death of two children and injuring three others.
The Iranian strikes, involving missiles and drones, were unprecedented, risking strained relations between the two nations. The attack followed Iranian strikes on Iraq and Syria in response to a recent ISIS-claimed suicide bombing.
Pakistan strongly condemned the violation of its sovereignty, emphasizing the potential serious consequences and the need for coordinated action against terrorism in the region.
Pertinently, The attack occurred amid a meeting between Iran’s Foreign Minister and Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Baluchistan, where the strikes occurred, has experienced a prolonged insurgency, and suspicions persist regarding cross-border insurgent activities.
Notably, Iran and Saudi Arabia had reached a détente, easing tensions, but the situation remains complex. Iraq, reacting to Iranian attacks in Syria and Iraq, denounced them as a “blatant violation” of its sovereignty and recalled its ambassador from Tehran.