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  • Updated: January 17, 2024

Two children killed as Pakistan condemns Iran's airstrikes

Two children killed as Pakistan condemns Iran's airstrikes

An Iranian man walks past a billboard depicting Iranian missiles in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 16, 2024. (EPA Photo)

Pakistan has issued a stern condemnation of Iran following airstrikes on alleged militant targets within its borders, resulting in the tragic death of two children.

The incident, centered in Balochistan province, strains diplomatic relations and adds complexity to the historically suspicious ties between the two neighboring nations.

Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said it issued a strong protest with Iran's Foreign Ministry, and summoned an Iranian diplomat in Islamabad "to convey our strongest condemnation of this blatant violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty."

"The responsibility for the consequences will lie squarely with Iran," it said.

This development unfolds amid a volatile Middle East, with Israel's conflict in Gaza and Iran's strikes in Iraq and Syria adding layers of complexity.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard, a militant group spanning Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan, acknowledged the assault, claiming civilian casualties.

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