In a specific targeted attack, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) attacked two prominent bases of the Jaish al-Adl group in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province.
Iranian media sources confirmed that the two terrorist bases, in Zarghoon Mountains, east of Quetta District in Balochistan were targeted by drones and missiles on Tuesday Jan. 16.
The country’s foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian further clarified that the attacks were aimed at the Jaish al-Adl terrorist organization and confirmed that no Pakistani citizen was targeted.
He even stated that the members of the terrorist organization are Iranians who have sought shelter in Pakistan. Abdollahian even stressed that Tehran had warned Islamabad on multiple occasions in a quest to prevent their anti-Iran cross-border operations.
“None of the nationals of the friendly and brotherly country of Pakistan were targeted by Iranian missiles and drones,” he said.
“The so-called Jaish al-Adl group, which is an Iranian terrorist group, was targeted,” he added, citing that this was a retaliatory attack to the recent attacks on Iran by the group, which he claimed, is linked to the Israeli Regime.
According to Iranian Media, Jaish al-Adl, which was formed in 2012, has launched several attacks on Iran in the last few years.
The notorious group reportedly took responsibility for an attack in December on a police station in the Iranian city of Rask which killed 11 police officers. On Jan.10, another attack by the same group on a police station killed one policeman.
“We respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan and Iraq, but we do not allow our national security to be compromised, and we have no compunction about [dealing with] terrorist parties inside Pakistan and Israeli movements in the Kurdistan region of Iraq,” the Iranian Minister said.
“What we did was aimed at boosting the security of Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, and the region. We consider the security of Iraq and Pakistan to be that of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he added
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