Pakistan strongly condemns an Iranian airstrike within its borders, resulting in the tragic death of two children. The incident is labeled an “unprovoked violation of its airspace,” prompting Pakistan to issue a stern warning of possible retaliation.
Iran claims the airstrikes targeted strongholds of the Sunni militant group Jaish al-Adl in Balochistan, escalating tensions in the Middle East. The strikes, part of a broader regional conflict, follow Iran’s missile launches in northern Iraq and Syria.
Deep Concerns and Violation of Airspace
According to the report by CNN International, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry expresses deep concern over the attack, emphasizing the loss of innocent lives and labeling the airstrike a clear violation of its airspace. The condemnation is notable despite existing communication channels between the two nations.
Following the incident, nuclear-armed Pakistan lodges a strong protest with senior Iranian officials. Warning that responsibility for consequences would squarely lie with Iran. The Jaish al-Adl militant group reports the use of attack drones and rockets by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.
Tragic Casualties in Koh-e-Sabz
The attack on Koh-e-Sabz in Balochistan results in the death of two girls and injuries to at least four individuals. The village, known as the former residence of Jaish-ul-Adl’s second-in-command, bears the brunt of the strike. Targeting houses and a mosque.
Iran’s airstrike follows ballistic missile launches targeting an alleged Israeli spy base in Erbil, Iraq, and “anti-Iran terror groups” in Syria. The international community, including the United States and the United Nations, raises concerns about escalating tensions. Emphasizing the need for dialogue over military actions.
Wider Regional War Fears Amid Middle East Conflict
As the situation unfolds, fears grow that the conflict, compounded by Israel’s war in Gaza, could lead to a wider regional war with severe humanitarian, political, and economic consequences. The need for diplomatic solutions gains urgency amidst the escalating tensions in the Middle East.