Iran Warns Pakistan Of Surgical Strike Over Cross Border Terrorism
Tehran: Taking a cue from India’s surgical strike against Pakistan in 2016, Iran has warned Pak that it might resort to similar surgical strikes in the future if the latter fails to control cross border terrorism.
This warning comes after 14 Iranian security personnel including Revolutionary Guards intelligence officers, were abducted on the volatile south-eastern border with Pakistan on Tuesday. According to local agencies, the border guards were abducted between 4 am and 5 am in the Lulakdan area of the border by a terrorist group.
In a press statement, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said, “We expect Pakistan to confront these terrorist groups that are supported by some regional states, and immediately release the kidnapped Iranian forces.”
Iran has also accused Pakistan of promoting Sunni militancy in the areas along Pakistan-Iran border. Lulakdan, from where the Border Guards were abducted is in Sistan-Baluchistan, a mainly Sunni province that has been hit by unrest from both Baluchi separatists and Pak-based jihadists.
The Iranian Army has clearly said that it will resort to attack on terrorist camps in Pakistan if Islamabad fails to take action.