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Pakistan-Iran News: Pakistan, Iran agree to 'de-escalate' after exchanging airstrikes

Pakistan-Iran News: Pakistan had launched retaliatory missiles on Iran, just a day after Tehran targeted Jaish al-Adl terrorist group hideouts in Pakistani territory. Stay tuned for Pakistan Iran News LIVE Updates.

Pakistan-Iran News LIVE Updates: A man watches a news channel on television inside a shop after the Pakistani foreign ministry said the country conducted strikes inside Iran targeting separatist militants, two days after Tehran said it attacked Israel-linked militant bases inside Pakistani territory, in Peshawar, Pakistan January 18, 2024. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz (REUTERS)Premium
Pakistan-Iran News LIVE Updates: A man watches a news channel on television inside a shop after the Pakistani foreign ministry said the country conducted strikes inside Iran targeting separatist militants, two days after Tehran said it attacked Israel-linked militant bases inside Pakistani territory, in Peshawar, Pakistan January 18, 2024. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz (REUTERS)

Pakistan-Iran News: Pakistan and Iran "agreed to de-escalate" tensions Friday, Islamabad said. The decision came after both the countries traded deadly airstrikes on militant targets in each other's territory this week. Stay tuned for Pakistan-Iran News LIVE Updates.

Iran had conducted military strikes, targeting the Jaish al-Adl militant group in Balochistan. This escalated tensions between the two countries. Later, Pakistan undertook "precision military strikes" against “terrorist hideouts" in Iran's Siestan-Balochistan province.

According to the reports, civilians have lost their lives in the developing tensions between the two countries.

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19 Jan 2024, 10:45:38 PM IST

Pakistan, Iran agree to 'de-escalate' after exchanging airstrikes

Pakistan and Iran ministers ‘agreed to de-escalate the situation’ as the tensions mounted after both the countries exchanged missile and drone strikes this week at what they each said were militant targets.

On January 16, Iran had launched airstrikes in Pakistan's Balochistan on Tuesday night in a bid to target ‘militant’ bases in the region. Later, Pakistan on Wednesday retaliated the strikes by hitting militant targets inside Iran's south-eastern Sistan-Baluchestan province, killing nine people.

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19 Jan 2024, 02:38:50 PM IST

Pakistan's National Security Committee to meet today amid tensions with Iran

Pakistan's National Security Committee is set to meet on Friday amid the cross-border tensions with Iran, Dawn newspaper reported.

Iran's strikes in Pakistan came after Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) launched missiles into Iraq's Kurdistan region at what it called an Israeli 'spy headquarters' and alleged ISIS-linked targets in Syria, Al Arabiya News reported.

In response, Pakistan on Thursday launched missile strikes into Iran and codenamed it Operation 'Marg Bar Sarmachar'.

19 Jan 2024, 02:37:44 PM IST

Islamabad, Tehran seek to de-escalate tensions: Report

Islamabad and Tehran have sought to de-escalate tensions after Pakistan launched retaliatory strikes inside Iran on Thursday, threatening a full-scale conflict between the two neighbours, as per officials and diplomatic sources, as reported by The Express Tribune.

Pakistan after conducting the missile strikes sent a reconciliation message to Iran and told the neighbouring country that it had no interest in further escalating the tensions.

As per The Express Tribune, a Pakistan-based newspaper, with three key regional players working behind the scenes, Tehran indicated that it was ready to lower the tensions too

19 Jan 2024, 01:49:54 PM IST

Pakistan PM to hold national security review on Friday on Iran standoff

Pakistan's caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-haq Kakar has summoned a meeting of top civilian and military leaders on Friday for a national security review following the standoff with Iran, Information Minister Murtaza Solangi told Reuters.

Pakistan launched strikes on separatist militants inside Iran on Thursday, in a retaliatory attack two days after Tehran said it struck the bases of another group within Pakistani territory. (Reuters)

19 Jan 2024, 01:20:26 PM IST

‘Don't have any private conversations..,’ US on Pakistan consulting before retaliatory strikes on Iran

The US, on Thursday (local time), avoided answering a question regarding whether Pakistan had engaged in prior consultations with Washington before carrying out retaliatory air strikes on Iran.

In response to media reports suggesting that Pakistan consulted with the US before conducting the strikes in Iran, State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller, during a routine press briefing in Washington, stated, “I do not have any private conversations to read out."

Miller said, “The US is concerned about the escalating tensions in the region and has urged restraint on all sides." Read here.

19 Jan 2024, 01:07:16 PM IST

Pakistan convenes emergency security meeting after trading strikes with Iran

Pakistan's Prime Minister will hold an emergency security meeting on Friday with military and intelligence chiefs after trading deadly air strikes with Iran on militant targets this week.

The rare military actions in the porous border region of Baluchistan -- shared between the two countries -- has further stoked regional tensions already enflamed by the Israel-Hamas war. (AFP)

19 Jan 2024, 12:39:52 PM IST

Calls for calm after Iran, Pakistan trade strikes on militants

The United Nations and the United States appealed for restraint on Thursday after Iran and Pakistan traded deadly air strikes on militant targets on each other's territory.

The rare military action across the porous border between the heavily armed neighbours has further stoked tensions already enflamed by the Israel-Hamas war.

Pakistan's strikes against militant targets in Iran early on Thursday came two days after similar Iranian strikes on its territory, and prompted Tehran to summon Islamabad's envoy. (AFP)

19 Jan 2024, 12:21:04 PM IST

Pakistan convenes emergency security meeting after trading strikes with Iran

Pakistan's Prime Minister will hold an emergency security meeting on Friday with military and intelligence chiefs after trading deadly air strikes with Iran on militant targets this week.

The rare military actions in the porous border region of Baluchistan -- shared between the two countries -- has further stoked regional tensions already enflamed by the Israel-Hamas war.

Iran carried out a missile and drone attack on what it called "terrorist" targets in Pakistan on Tuesday night, with Pakistan in turn striking militant targets inside Iran on Thursday. (AFP)

19 Jan 2024, 11:49:26 AM IST

Pakistan's civil, military leaders to review Iran standoff -minister

Pakistan's top civilian and military leaders will carry out a security review on Friday regarding the standoff with neighbouring Iran, the information minister said, following their strikes on each other with drones and missiles.

Pakistan's Thursday strikes on separatist militants inside Iran were a retaliatory attack two days after Tehran said it struck the bases of another group within Pakistani territory.

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar ul Haq Kakar will chair a meeting of the National Security Committee at which the review is to be done, with all the services chiefs in attendance. (Reuters)

19 Jan 2024, 11:13:02 AM IST

Iran summons Pakistan envoy over strike on border region: local media

Iran on Thursday summoned Pakistan's charge d'affaires following missile strike that hit a border region and killed at least seven people, local media reported.

"Following the early morning attack by Pakistan on a border village in Sistan Baluchistan province, an hour ago the Pakistani charge d'affaires in Tehran was summoned to the Foreign Ministry for an explanation," Tasnim news agency said. (AFP)

19 Jan 2024, 11:02:51 AM IST

Pakistan caretaker PM Kakar likely to call National Security Committee meeting today, with focus on Pak-Iran tensions

Pakistan caretaker Prime Minister Anwar ul Haq Kakar is likely to summon a meeting of the National Security Committee on Friday with a focus on Pakistan-Iran tensions, ARY News reported.

The NSC meeting will be be attended by Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza, heads of the air force and the navy, and federal ministers for defence, finance, and information.

According to the sources, Pakistan-Iran tensions will be the focal point of discussion during the meeting, ARY News reported. (ANI)

19 Jan 2024, 10:51:55 AM IST

UN Chief 'deeply concerned' over Iran and Pakistan tensions, calls for restraint

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that he is "deeply concerned" about the exchange of military strikes between Iran and Pakistan. He called on both nations to exercise maximum restraint to avoid a further escalation of tensions.

According to a statement released by UN Chief Stephane Dujarric, Antonio Guterres said, "The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the recent exchange of military strikes between Iran and Pakistan, which have reportedly caused casualties on both sides." "He urges both countries to exercise maximum restraint to avoid a further escalation of tensions," he added.

Antonio Guterres underlined that all security concerns between Iran and Pakistan must be addressed by "peaceful means" through dialogue and cooperation, in accordance with the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity, and good neighbourly relations. (ANI)

19 Jan 2024, 10:26:39 AM IST

US ducks questions on reports Pak consulted Washington before striking back at Iran

The US on Thursday (local time) evaded a question on whether Pakistan held prior consultations with Washington before conducting retaliatory air strikes on Iran.

On media reports claiming Pakistan consulted the US before conducting strikes in Iran, State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller, during a regular press briefing in Washington, said, "I do not have any private conversations to read out."

Miller said the US is concerned about the escalating tensions in the region and has urged restraint on all sides.

He said there is no need for escalation in the matter and that the country has noted the Pakistani government's comments about the importance of "cooperative relations between Pakistan and its neighbours. (ANI)

19 Jan 2024, 10:07:21 AM IST

Pakistani retaliatory strikes in Iran kill at least 9, raising tensions along border

Pakistan launched airstrikes against alleged militant hideouts inside Iran on Thursday, killing at least nine people as it retaliated for a similar attack days earlier by Iran and raising tensions with its neighbor as conflict across the region escalates.

The unprecedented attacks by both Pakistan and Iran on either side of their border appeared to target Baluch militant groups with similar separatist goals. The countries accuse each other of providing a haven to the groups in their respective territories. (AP)

19 Jan 2024, 09:36:34 AM IST

How Pakistan led intelligence operation ‘Marg Bar Sarmachar’ to attack Baluchi terrorist hideouts in Iran?

Pakistan's military on Thursday claimed that they used “killer drones, rockets, loitering munitions and standoff weapons" to attack hideouts in Iran. Stand-off weapons are missiles fired from aircraft at a distance — likely meaning Pakistan's fighter jets didn't enter Iranian airspace. Read here.

19 Jan 2024, 08:51:17 AM IST

Pakistan retaliates, attacks Baluch separatist camps in Iran, day after warning ‘consequences’ | Video

Islamabad has launched airstrikes in the neighbouring Iran, retaliating to the Iranian airstrikes on two bases belonging to the Jaish al-Adl terrorist group inside Pakistani territory on Wednesday. According to the local reports, Pakistan Air Force has conducted airstrikes on Baluch separatist camps inside Iran, allegedly killing four children and three women. In its first response, Pakistan has confirmed that it carried out “military strikes against terrorist hideouts" in Iran.

In a statement, Pakistan said it “undertook a series of military strikes against terrorist hideouts in Siestan-O-Baluchistan province of Iran." Pakistan also said that it fully respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iran while confirming that a number of terrorists have been killed in the intelligence-based operation codenamed “Marg Bar Sarmachar". Read here.

19 Jan 2024, 08:20:18 AM IST

How Pakistan led intelligence operation ‘Marg Bar Sarmachar’ to attack Baluchi terrorist hideouts in Iran?

Pakistan's military on Thursday claimed that they used “killer drones, rockets, loitering munitions and standoff weapons" to attack hideouts in Iran. Stand-off weapons are missiles fired from aircraft at a distance — likely meaning Pakistan's fighter jets didn't enter Iranian airspace. Read here.

19 Jan 2024, 07:56:39 AM IST

UN Chief 'deeply concerned' over Iran and Pakistan tensions, calls for restraint

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that he is "deeply concerned" about the exchange of military strikes between Iran and Pakistan. He called on both nations to exercise maximum restraint to avoid a further escalation of tensions.

According to a statement released by UN Chief Stephane Dujarric, Antonio Guterres said, "The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the recent exchange of military strikes between Iran and Pakistan, which have reportedly caused casualties on both sides." "He urges both countries to exercise maximum restraint to avoid a further escalation of tensions," he added.

Antonio Guterres underlined that all security concerns between Iran and Pakistan must be addressed by "peaceful means" through dialogue and cooperation, in accordance with the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity, and good neighbourly relations. (ANI)

19 Jan 2024, 07:39:22 AM IST

US President Joe Biden says Pakistan strikes show Iran not 'well-liked' in region

US President Joe Biden said Thursday that air strikes by Pakistan and Iran on each other's territory showed Tehran was not "well-liked", as the White House warned against any escalation.

Tensions between nuclear-armed Islamabad, a key US ally, and Washington's foe Tehran have soared after Iran struck alleged militant targets in Pakistan and Pakistan responded in kind.

The situation has also added to broader tensions in and around the Middle East, where Iran's proxies are in confrontation with Israel and the United States following the Hamas attacks on Israel on October 7. (AFP)

19 Jan 2024, 07:30:21 AM IST

Iran air strikes: After Pakistan's angry reaction, India says 'this is a matter between..'

With Pakistan condemning 'unprovoked violation of its airspace' and warning of 'consequences', following Iran's attacks on Jaish al-Adl terrorist group bases in Balochistan, India on January 17 issued an official response saying that this is a matter between Iran and Pakistan.

The Ministry of External Affairs said India has an uncompromising position of zero tolerance towards terrorism and understands actions that countries take in their self-defence. Read here.

19 Jan 2024, 07:14:16 AM IST

UN Chief ‘deeply concerned’ over Iran and Pakistan tensions, calls for restraint

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that he is "deeply concerned" about the exchange of military strikes between Iran and Pakistan. He called on both nations to exercise maximum restraint to avoid a further escalation of tensions.

According to a statement released by UN Chief Stephane Dujarric, Antonio Guterres said, "The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the recent exchange of military strikes between Iran and Pakistan, which have reportedly caused casualties on both sides." "He urges both countries to exercise maximum restraint to avoid a further escalation of tensions," he added.

Antonio Guterres underlined that all security concerns between Iran and Pakistan must be addressed by "peaceful means" through dialogue and cooperation, in accordance with the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity, and good neighbourly relations. (ANI)

19 Jan 2024, 06:57:09 AM IST

Why Iran attacked Pakistan, Syria and Iraq

A day after striking Iraq and Syria, Iran launched missiles on Pakistan's territory late Tuesday. Iranian state media said the "missile and drone" attack destroyed two bases of Baluchi militant group Jaish al-Adl in Pakistan. But why did Iran launched attacks on Pakistan, Iraq and Syria?

Tehran had reportedly launched attacks in Iraq and Syria against what it called “anti-Iranian terrorist groups". A day later, it targeted "militant" bases in Pakistan's Balochistan. Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahain said the airstrikes in Pakistan targeted an "Iranian terrorist group". Read here.

19 Jan 2024, 06:38:38 AM IST

Pakistan retaliates, attacks Baluch separatist camps in Iran, day after warning ‘consequences’ | Video

Islamabad has launched airstrikes in neighbouring Iran, retaliating to the Iranian airstrikes on two bases belonging to the Jaish al-Adl terrorist group inside Pakistani territory on Wednesday.

According to the local reports, Pakistan Air Force has conducted airstrikes on Baluch separatist camps inside Iran, allegedly killing four children and three women. In its first response, Pakistan has confirmed that it carried out “military strikes against terrorist hideouts" in Iran. Read here.

19 Jan 2024, 06:34:06 AM IST

How Pakistan led intelligence operation ‘Marg Bar Sarmachar’ to attack Baluchi terrorist hideouts in Iran?

Pakistan's military on Thursday claimed that they used “killer drones, rockets, loitering munitions and standoff weapons" to attack hideouts in Iran. Stand-off weapons are missiles fired from aircraft at a distance — likely meaning Pakistan's fighter jets didn't enter Iranian airspace.

Claiming that terrorists from the Balochistan Liberation Army and Balochistan Liberation Front took shelter in those hideouts, the Pakistani army revealed that they led the attack in an intelligence-based operation named 'Marg Bar Sarmachar.' Read here.

19 Jan 2024, 06:16:13 AM IST

Iran condemns Pakistan's 'unbalanced and unacceptable' drone attack

The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned Pakistan's drone attack on non-Iranian villagers on the border of the two nations, calling it "unbalanced and unacceptable."

It said Iran adheres to the policy of "good neighbourliness and brotherhood" between two nations and does not allow enemies to strain the ties between Tehran and Islamabad.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran condemns Pakistan's unbalanced and unacceptable drone attack on non-Iranian villagers on the border of the two countries," the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. (ANI)

19 Jan 2024, 06:07:43 AM IST

UN Chief 'deeply concerned' over Iran and Pakistan tensions, calls for restraint

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that he is "deeply concerned" about the exchange of military strikes between Iran and Pakistan. He called on both nations to exercise maximum restraint to avoid a further escalation of tensions.

According to a statement released by UN Chief Stephane Dujarric, Antonio Guterres said, "The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the recent exchange of military strikes between Iran and Pakistan, which have reportedly caused casualties on both sides." "He urges both countries to exercise maximum restraint to avoid a further escalation of tensions," he added. (ANI)

18 Jan 2024, 09:31:04 PM IST

Iran ‘committed to good neighbourly relations’ with pakistan

Iran has said it is committed to good neighbourly relations with Pakistan. A foreign ministry statement also called on the other state to prevent the establishment of "terrorist bases" on its soil.

18 Jan 2024, 08:06:57 PM IST

Pakistan-Iran row stokes fear of escalation

Pakistan's comments after its retaliatory strikes signal a desire to keep the row contained. However analysts warned it could get out of hand.

"Iran's motivation for attacking Pakistan remains opaque but in light of broader Iranian behaviour in the region it can escalate," Asfandyar Mir, a senior expert on South Asia security at the U.S. Institute of Peace, told Reuters.

"What will cause anxiety in Tehran is that Pakistan has crossed a line by hitting inside Iranian territory, a threshold that even the U.S. and Israel have been careful to not breach."

(Reuters)

18 Jan 2024, 07:06:17 PM IST

People inspect the rubble after Pakistan's military strike in Iran

People inspect the rubble in the aftermath of Pakistan's military strike on an Iranian village near Saravan, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran, January 18, 2024 in this screen grab from social media video obtained by REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.
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18 Jan 2024, 04:02:12 PM IST

Turkey calls on Iran, Iraq and Pakistan to show restraint

“We believe the problems should be resolved with an understanding of friendship and brotherhood, based on mutual respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the countries," Reuters quoted the ministry as saying in a statement.

18 Jan 2024, 03:48:49 PM IST

Taliban calls for 'diplomacy and dialogue'

The Taliban foreign ministry has called for Iran and Pakistan to resolve disputed issues through diplomacy and dialogue.

18 Jan 2024, 03:05:55 PM IST

‘Terrorist hideouts’ struck in Iran, Pakistan Army says…

The Pakistan army said that it had carried out precision strikes in Iran using killer drones, rockets, loitering munitions and stand-off weapons. Hideouts in Iran used by "terrorist" organisations – namely Balochistan liberation army and Balochistan liberation front – were successfully struck. Maximum care was taken to avoid collateral damage.

18 Jan 2024, 02:45:52 PM IST

Pakistan PM cuts Davos visit short amid Iran row

“The Prime Minister of Pakistan Anwar ul Haq Kakar who is currently in Davos to attend the 54th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum has decided to cut short his visit in view of the ongoing development," said Pakistan Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani also cut his ongoing visit to Uganda — to participate in the 19th Non-Aligned Movement Summit and the G-77 Third South Summit — short in view of the recent developments.

18 Jan 2024, 01:59:41 PM IST

Pakistan on ‘extremely high alert’, says ‘any misadventure by Tehran will be…’

Pakistan-Iran News LIVE Updates: Pakistan has said that its armed froces are on “extrenmely high alert" and “anymore misadventure from the Iranian side will be met forcefully".

18 Jan 2024, 01:28:31 PM IST

Death toll in Pakistan strikes on Iran rises to nine

Pakistan-Iran News LIVE Updates: The death toll in Pakistan strikes on Iran has gone up to nine. At least four children have died in the airstrikes conducted by Pakistan.

18 Jan 2024, 01:13:05 PM IST

Pak warns Iran after airstrikes, says ‘avoid actions that could…’

Pakistan-Iran News LIVE Updates: Pakistan has warned Iran, requesting it to “avoid" actions that could escalate the ongoing tensions between the two countries. For the uninitiated, Iran had attacked some terrorist hideouts in Balochistan on Wednesday morning. In retaliation, Pakistan launched military strikes on terrorist hideouts in Iran.

18 Jan 2024, 01:02:19 PM IST

China offers ‘mediation’ between Iran, Pakistan

Pakistan-Iran News LIVE Updates: China has offered to mediate between Pakistan and Iran after the two countries conducted airstrikes at each other. "The Chinese side sincerely hopes that the two sides can exercise calm and restraint and avoid an escalation of tension," foreign ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said, adding, “We are also willing to play a constructive role in de-escalating the situation if both sides so wish."

18 Jan 2024, 12:50:17 PM IST

Iran summons Islamabad's charge d'affaires after airstrikes

Pakistan-Iran News LIVE Updates: Iran has summoned Islamabad's charge d'affaires after Pakistan attacked terrorist hideouts on Iranian territory.

18 Jan 2024, 12:36:46 PM IST

Pakistan PM to cut short Davos visit

Pakistan-Iran News LIVE Updates: As tensions have escalated between Pakistan and Iran after the airstrikes, Pakistan PM Anwaar-ul-haq Kakar has decided to cut short his visit to World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. 

18 Jan 2024, 12:22:26 PM IST

Pakistan-Iran airstrikes to escalate into war?

Pakistan-Iran News LIVE Updates: With the ongoing war between Hamas fighters from Gaza and Israel, fear of a full-fledged Middle eastern war has only been heightened with the recent skirmishes between Pakistan and Iran. Pakistan's comments after its retaliatory strikes signal a desire to keep the row contained, but analysts warned it could get out of hand.

Further, following the Red Sea attacks, the US has also launched airstrikes on Yemen, targeting Houthi rebels. 

18 Jan 2024, 12:17:41 PM IST

Pakistani airstrikes on Iran conducted by military: Report

Pakistan-Iran News LIVE Updates: A Pakistani intelligence official familiar with the developments told Reuters that the strikes were carried out by military aircraft. "Our forces have conducted strikes to target Baloch militants inside Iran," said the official in Islamabad, the Pakistani capital.

"The targeted militants belong to BLF," the official added, referring to the Balochistan Liberation Front, which seeks independence for Pakistan's Balochistan province.

18 Jan 2024, 12:11:57 PM IST

Pakistan's retaliatory strike kills 7 in Iran

Pakistan-Iran News LIVE Updates: Pakistan launched retaliatory airstrikes on Iran, killing at least 7 people

18 Jan 2024, 12:02:06 PM IST

Pakistan and Iran diplomatic relations

Pakistan-Iran News LIVE Updates: The cross border attacks on Pakistan and Iran imperil diplomatic relations between the two neighbors, as Iran and nuclear-armed Pakistan have long regarded each other with suspicion over militant attacks.

The strikes in Sistan and Baluchestan province by Pakistan follow Iran’s attack Tuesday on Pakistani soil that killed two children in the southwestern Baluchistan province.

18 Jan 2024, 11:54:56 AM IST

What Pakistan said after launching airstrikes on Iran?

Pakistan-Iran News LIVE Updates: After launching missile attacks on Iran in an Intelligence-based operation-codenamed "Marg Bar Sarmachar", Pakistan said it will continue to take necessary steps to “preserve the safety and security of its people".

“This action is a manifestation of Pakistan's unflinching resolve to protect and defend its national security against all threats. The successful execution of this highly complex operation is also a testimony to the professionalism of the Pakistan Armed Forces Pakistan will continue to take all necessary steps to preserve the safety and security of its people which is sacrosanct, inviolable and sacred," Pakistan said in a statement.

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18 Jan 2024, 11:26:23 AM IST

Iran demands 'immediate explanation' of Pak airstrikes

Pakistan-Iran News LIVE Updates: In its first statement after the Pakistan airstrikes, Iran has demanded an “immediate explanation" from Islamabad.

18 Jan 2024, 11:14:20 AM IST

Conducted ‘precision military strikes’ against ‘terrorist hideouts’ in Iran: Pakistan

Pakistan-Iran News LIVE Updates: In its first official response, Pakistan has said that it conducted “precision military strikes" against “terrorist hideouts" in Iran on Thursday morning, killing at least six, including four children.

Over the last several years, in our engagements with Iran, Pakistan has consistently shared its serious concerns about the safe havens and sanctuaries enjoyed by Pakistani origin terrorists calling themselves Sarmachars on the ungoverned spaces inside Iran. Pakistan also shared multiple dossiers with concrete evidence of the presence and activities of these terrorists," the statement said.

"However, because of lack of action on our serious concerns, these so-called Sarmachars continued to spill the blood of innocent Pakistanis with impunity. This morning's action was taken in light of credible intelligence of impending large-scale terrorist activities by these so-called Sarmachars," it added.

18 Jan 2024, 11:04:34 AM IST

6, including 4 children, dead in Pakisatni airstrikes on Iran

Pakistan-Iran News LIVE Updates: At least four children have died after Pakistan Army launched airstrikes on the “terrorist hideouts" in Siestan-o-Baluchistan province of Iran, a day after Iran launched similar missile attack in Balochistan, targeting Jaish al-Adl terrorist group.

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