| 5 December 2023, Tuesday |

Pakistan army says ‘terrorists’ from Iran side kill four soldiers

The Pakistani army reported on Saturday that four of its border patrol personnel were slain by Iranian insurgents

According to the army, “a gang of terrorists acting from the Iranian side attacked a regular border patrol of Pakistani security personnel patrolling along the Pakistan-Iran Border.”

The event occurred in the Kech area of Baluchistan’s southwestern province, which shares a long lawless border with Afghanistan and Iran.

The army said Pakistani authorities were making contact with Iran to seek ways of preventing such incidents in future.

NO one has claimed responsibility.

Insurgent ethnic Baluch nationalist groups in the area say they are fighting for a greater share of regional resources. The Baluch groups operate on both side of the border.

The province is rich in minerals and also has the deep-water Gawadar port, which is being developed with Chinese money as part of Beijing’s $65 billion “Belt and Road” investment in Pakistan.

  • Reuters