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Terrorists behind Balochistan incident came from Iran: Pakistan

Islamabad: The terrorists who martyred 14 Pakistani security forces in Balochistan on Thursday came from Iran to carry out the attack, officials said Saturday.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan had evidence the “terrorist outfits” that carried out the attack have “training and logistic camps inside Iranian areas bordering Pakistan”.

“We have shared this actionable evidence with Iran after due authentication and identified (the) location of the camps,” Qureshi said.
Pakistan has created a new southern Frontier Corps with its headquarters in Turbat to more effectively control its 950-kilometre long border with Iran, he said.

The construction of a fence along the border has already begun, he added.
“We have clearly told Iranian authorities about the elements involved in the attack”.

“Pakistan hopes they will take a swift action against the Baloch terrorist outfits,” Qureshi said, referring to his telephone conversation with Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif.

“We also hope that our Afghan brethren will… take necessary action because these Baloch terrorist outfits also have links in Afghanistan,” he added.

“Zarif also assured me that his government would help Pakistan bring them to justice”.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will make an official visit to Iran from Sunday.

Qureshi said the two countries would set up joint border controls with “mutual consultations to ensure peace”.

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