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Iran ready to launch joint operation against terrorists with Pakistan

SAMAA | - Posted: Dec 17, 2018 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Dec 17, 2018 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Iran ready to launch joint operation against terrorists with Pakistan

Pakistan had asked Iran launch operation against terrorists

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Iran has agreed to launch ‘joint anti-terror operation’ with Pakistan three days after six FC troops were killed in an attack by the militants on Pak-Iran border in Balochistan.

According to Iran’s state-run TV, Iranian Foreign Minister spokesperson Bahram Qassemi condemned on Monday the attack and said: “Iran is fully ready to take part in any joint campaign against the evil phenomenon of terrorism in all its forms and shapes in the region”.

Related story: Pakistan wants Iran to launch an operation against terrorists

At least six paramilitary personnel were killed and 14 others wounded on December 14 after the militants attacked the convoy of security forces. Four terrorists were also killed in an exchange of fire. The responsibility of the attack was claimed by the outlawed Balochistan Liberation Army.

Related story: Six FC personnel martyred in Kech gun attack

Pakistan summoned Iranian Ambassador Mehdi Honadost and recorded a protest over the attack. The foreign office demanded that the Iranian authorities should launch an operation against the terrorists.

The FO spokesperson had claimed that the terrorists were operating from the Iranian border areas.

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