Iran’s military forces kill Jaish al-Adl militant group commander, his companions in Pakistan | World News


Tehran: Iranian military forces killed senior Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice) extremist group Commander Ismail Shahbaksh and some of his associates Pakistan region, Iran International English reported, citing Iran's state-run media.
In the latest development, a month after the two countries launched airstrikes on each other, Iran's military attacked a terrorist group in an armed clash.
Formed in 2012, Jaish al-Adl, designated as a “terrorist” organization by Iran, is a Sunni militant group that operates in Iran's southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, Al Arabiya News reported.
Jaish al-Adl has carried out several attacks on Iranian security forces over the past few years. In December, Jaish al-Adl claimed responsibility for an attack on a police station in Sistan-Baluchestan that left at least 11 police personnel dead, according to Al Arabiya News.
However, last month, weeks after launching missile strikes against “terrorist units” in each other's territories, Pakistan and Iran mutually agreed to expand security cooperation, The News International reported.
The agreement was announced by Pakistan Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdullahian during a joint press conference at the Pakistan Foreign Office.
Jilani said both Iran and Pakistan could resolve the “misunderstanding” quite quickly. He said the two countries also agreed to fight terrorism in their respective regions and address each other's concerns.
However, the recent attack showed the opposite.
It is noteworthy that tension between the two countries had increased after Tehran and Islamabad launched missile attacks on each other targeting 'terrorist units'.
Iran launched missile and drone strikes into Pakistan late on 16 January to destroy two “vital headquarters” of Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice). Islamabad alleged that two children were killed and three girls were injured in the attacks, Al Arabiya News reported, citing Tasnim news agency.
Pakistan recalled its ambassador from Iran on 17 January and announced that it would not allow the Iranian envoy, who was visiting his home country at the time, to return in protest against the “gross violation” of its sovereignty.
The next day, on 18 January, Pakistan retaliated by launching attacks inside Iran. Islamabad said it targeted targets used by 'terrorist terrorist organizations', namely the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and the Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF).
However, the two countries later agreed on the return of the ambassadors of both the countries to their respective posts and also decided to work mutually to 'de-escalate' tensions, Geo News reported.

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