IRAN has attacked targets inside Pakistan as the Middle East’s warzone spills out.
Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry tonight claimed two children were killed in “unprovoked violation” of the country’s airspace.
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Iranian state media previously confirmed the strike on bases of a Sunni militant group – before later withdrawing reports.
The attack further raises tensions in a Middle East already roiled by Israel’s war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
The attack also threatens the relations between Iran and Pakistan, which long have eyed each other with suspicion.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry statement said Pakistan strongly condemned the attack on its Balochistan province.
“This violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty is completely unacceptable and can have serious consequences,” it warned.
“Pakistan strongly condemns the unprovoked violation of its airspace by Iran which resulted in death of two innocent children while injuring three girls,” the statement read.
“This violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty is completely unacceptable and can have serious consequences.”
It added: “Pakistan has always said terrorism is a common threat to all countries in the region that requires coordinated action.
“Such unilateral acts are not in conformity with good neighbourly relations and can seriously undermine bilateral trust and confidence.”
Two Pakistani security officials said the Iranian strikes damaged a mosque in Baluchistan’s Panjgur district, about 30 miles inside Pakistan from the Iranian border.
The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to journalists.
Iran has fought in border areas against the militants, but a missile-and-drone attack on Pakistan is unprecedented for Iran.
It comes shortly after Iran’s Revolutionary Guards bombarded Israel’s so-called “spy headquarters” in Iraq with ballistic missiles aimed near the US consulate.
The warped terrorist army claimed responsibility for the brazen ambush which killed four, injured six others and sparked fury over the concerning escalation.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) said in a statement on Monday that missiles were used to destroy the “spy headquarters” of Israel in Iraq, targeting “anti-Iranian terrorist groups” amid rising tensions in the Middle East.
Chilling video showed the moment a huge blaze engulfed the sky above Erbil, the Kurdish region of Iraq, where the rockets landed.
The IRGC claimed to have hit the HQ of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, close to the US consulate.
They also claimed to have blasted “terrorist operations” in Syria, destroying them.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani brazenly claimed that Tehran was exercising it’s “legal right to deter national security threats” in the fatal ambush.
“After the enemy miscalculated by targeting the Islamic Republic, Iran retaliated with its high intelligence capability in a precise and targeted operation against the culprits’ headquarters,” Kanaani said.
Iraq slammed the attacks today and said it would rail against Iran with all possible legal measures, including with a complaint to the UN security council.
The war between Israel and Hamas following from the October 7 massacre has seen Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon dragged into fighting in the Middle East.
And Iran’s terror proxies including Hezbollah and the Houthis have gone up against Israel, the US and UK as fears of an all-out war in the region grow.
It comes after high profile Iranian general Razi Mousavi was recently killed in Syria and two Hamas and Hezbollah commanders were also taken out – both with close links to Tehran.
And the US and the UK struck Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen last week in an attempt to weaken the terror proxy’s strongholds.
Houthi rebels then targeted an American warship in the Red Sea on Sunday in response – failing to hit the ship with an anti-cruise missile.
Israeli strikes have hit Lebanon as well, killing over 130 Hezbollah fighters including some key commanders.
And almost 20 further Hezbollah militants have been killed by strikes in Syria.
And after a senior Iranian general was eliminated by an IDF hit, Tehran vowed to seek revenge, swearing that Israel “will certainly pay for this crime”.
Just days ago a suspected US drone strike killed an Iran-backed militia commander in Iraq, Abu Taqwa Al-Saedi, who had masterminded recent attacks on American troops stationed in the region.
The drone reportedly fired two rockets at a building in Bagdad, Iraq’s capital, with Iraqi officials slamming the attack and vowing retaliation.
The US strike came after Iranian-backed militias working in the area carried out more than 100 attacks on bases housing US troops in both Iraq and Syria.
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