Security forces successfully prevented an attempted “fire raid” by members of the banned terrorist organization Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) in Mach, Balochistan.
The security forces had received prior intelligence regarding the terrorist activity, leading to their effective response and the terrorists eventually retreating. At least two terrorists were reported killed during the operation.
This incident followed closely after terrorists, allegedly from the BLA and the BLF, were blamed for the killing of nine Pakistani laborers in southeastern Iran near the Pakistan border.
Sources indicated that a search operation against militants was ongoing in the area.
Caretaker Balochistan Information Minister Jan Achakzai mentioned on X that the government had received reports of rockets being fired from the hilly area in Macch, Balochistan. However, no casualties or damage were reported, and law enforcement agencies (LEAs) remained vigilant.
Achakzai also confirmed that security forces had successfully thwarted three coordinated attacks by terrorists associated with the Aslam Acho group in Mach. Fortunately, there were no casualties among security forces, and the terrorists had retreated, with security forces in pursuit.
The government expressed optimism that all threats would be neutralized before dawn.
During a visit to Pakistan, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian emphasized Iran’s respect for Pakistan’s sovereignty and emphasized that no one would be allowed to jeopardize the common security of both countries.
Abdollahian also highlighted that terrorists operating in the border regions of Iran and Pakistan are often supported by third countries and do not act in the interest of either Iranian or Pakistani governments or citizens. This statement came during a joint press conference with Pakistani Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani following discussions between the two countries’ delegations.