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Pakistan wants Iran to take action against Ormara attack terrorists

April 20, 2019
 

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Pakistan on Saturday lodged a strong protest with Iran for not taking action against the group behind the killing of 14 passengers who were forcibly offloaded from their bus and shot dead on the Makran Coastal Highway in Ormara, Balochistan on April 18.

The Foreign Office sent a letter to the Iranian Embassy in Islamabad on Saturday.

“15-20 terrorists who camouflaged themselves in Frontier Corps (FC) uniform barricaded the road and stopped 3-4 buses traveling from Ormara to Gwadar on the coastal highway at Buzi Top in the dawn of April 18 and on the identification of the passengers, shot dead 14 personnel belonging to the armed forces of Pakistan. BRAS which is the alliance of three Baloch terrorist organisations have claimed responsibility for this terrorist act,” the letter stated.

Related: 14 people offloaded from buses, shot dead in Ormara

“After the incident, the terrorists who arrived from border region returned to that area,” it added.

The letter said that Pakistan “has repeatedly shared intelligence about these activities”, but not action has been taken by Iran.

“The information about the hubs of these Baloch terrorist organisations in Iran, having training camps and logistics bases across the border, was shared with Iranian intelligence in the recent past, and on a number of occasions earlier,” the letter read.

Related: 20 killed in suicide blast in Quetta’s Hazarganji

It said that the killing of 14 innocent Pakistanis by terrorists groups based in Iran is a “very serious” incident that Pakistan protests strongly.

Iran Foreign Minister Javed Zarif condemned the terror attack in Pakistan in a tweet Friday night.

He assured of support to the Pakistan government.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will pay a two-day official visit to Iran tomorrow (Sunday). The Pakistani leader is undertaking the visit on the invitation of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

This will be the premier’s first visit to Iran.

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    Farrukh Aziz   April 21, 2019 4:05 pm/ Reply

    Iran is a friend and a Muslim country. But recently, rather not recently, Iran has been openly supporting India and has never supported Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir and India’s cross borders terrorism in Swat, Waziristan and Balochistan. Is Iran really a friend ? Then how come ? How Iran is a friend when they are openly supporting the terrorist groups of Balochistan which is funded by India equally .

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    Fahad Bhatti   April 22, 2019 10:26 am/ Reply

    Iran was never your friend is the history or you expect Naya Iran just like Naya Pakistan

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    Prof. DR. M. Khalid Anis   April 22, 2019 11:13 am/ Reply

    First find out reason why Iran is upset. We spend most of the time pleasing US even in case of Iran issue. But India do not care & find s gap to have good relations with Iran. Actually Iran is not our enemy, it is the reaction including the issue of gas pipeline.

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