On Sunday, Islamabad issued a strong condemnation of the terrorist attack on Iran’s security forces in Sarawan County, which resulted in the death of six Iranian border personnel.
The Foreign Office expressed its deepest condolences to the families of the martyrs and the Iranian government over this tragic incident, reaffirming Pakistan’s commitment to working with Iran to eliminate terrorism on both sides of the border.
As per the FO statement, Pakistan views the Pak-Iran border as a border of peace and friendship.
Iran’s official news agency, IRNA, stated that the guards were killed in Sarawan, near Iran’s border with Pakistan.
IRNA further reported that the terrorist group that carried out the attack was seeking to infiltrate the country, but its members fled the scene after suffering injuries.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani stated that the aim of these terrorist groups is to disrupt the security of the common borders and the security of people living along the borders of both countries.
This attack was one of the deadliest in the province in recent months, with the last reported attack in the same region resulting in the death of two policemen on March 11.
— With additional input from AFP