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Iran’s Foreign Ministry says 5 abducted border guards freed in Pakistan

  Qassemi thanked the Pakistani government for its efforts to facilitate the release of the guards, expressing hope that the others to be released soon. The Iranian border guards were kidnapped on October 16 by the so-called Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group at the Mirjaveh border point in Iran’s southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan province and were transferred to Pakistan. Over the past…

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India, Pakistan threatened to fire ‘missiles’ at each other: Sources

As tensions escalated last month between India and Pakistan across their borders in Kashmir, the two nuclear-armed neighbors threatened to fire a barrage of missiles at each other, sources say. Government sources in New Delhi and Islamabad said India at one stage threatened to fire at least six missiles at Pakistan which pledged to respond with its own missile strikes “three times…

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Bomb blast kills 4 on railway track in southwest Pakistan

At least four people have been killed and ten others injured in Pakistan following a bomb blast on train tracks in the country’s troubled southwestern province of Balochistan. Local police officials said Sunday that the remote-controlled bomb exploded as a passenger train was passing by in the Dera Murad Jamali area of Nasirabad District, which is located about 300 kilometers southeast…

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Pakistan successfully test-fires ‘smart weapon’

  Pakistan’s Air Force said on Tuesday that the weapon, apparently an air-to-surface missile, had been deployed by a JF-17 Thunder — a Chinese-Pakistani multi-role fighter jet. The air force described the missile as a “smart weapon” that had an “extended” range, but did not give further details. “Pakistan is a peace-loving nation but if subjected to aggression by [an] adversary, we would respond…

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India says downed drone, struck Pakistan thrice in 5 years

India says it has shot down a third Pakistani drone since border tensions escalated last month and carried out three cross-border strikes in the last five years. The nuclear-armed neighbors are facing their most serious conflict in years, with cross-border airstrikes and a dogfight over the skies of Kashmir after a bombing attack on Feb. 14 killed at least 40 Indian police. Tensions cooled…

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Rouhani urges Pakistan’s decisive action against anti-Iran terrorists

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urges Pakistan to take firm action in dealing with terrorists acting against the Islamic Republic. In a phone conversation with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday, the Iranian president said that Tehran and Islamabad should not allow “a bunch of terrorists,” who are tools in the hands of other countries, to affect their decades-long cordial ties.…

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Rouhani urges Pakistan’s decisive action against anti-Iran terrorists

  In a phone conversation with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday, the Iranian president said that Tehran and Islamabad should not allow “a bunch of terrorists,” who are tools in the hands of other countries, to affect their decades-long cordial ties. He said the Iranian and Pakistani nations enjoyed “exemplary and historical” relations, calling on senior officials of…

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India says on ‘strict vigil’ for new attacks from Pakistan

Indian armed forces maintain “strict vigil” to defend their homeland against new attacks from Pakistan, an Indian government official has said, reiterating New Delhi’s previous warnings to Islamabad to take concrete action against militant groups operating on Pakistani soil. “Our armed forces continue to maintain strict vigil and will remain determined in the defense of the nation and its citizens,”…

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Israel is Pakistan’s number-one enemy: Pakistani minister

  “We will never recognize Israel. Israel is Pakistan’s number one enemy,” said Khan in a public session in parliament on Thursday. Khan’s comments come in response to recent comments made by Pakistan’s former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf. Speaking at a news conference in the Emirati city of Dubai earlier, the self-exiled Musharraf had called for a strengthening of Islamabad’s relations with…

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Pakistan Blacklists Jeish Al-Adl as Terrorist Group

Pakistan’s National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA), which monitors emergence and re-emergence of terror outfits, listed anti-Iran Jeish al-Adl as a terrorist group. NACTA has so far, listed 69 organizations and their splinter outfits which have been notified as proscribed under Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997. Facing growing pressure from Iran, Pakistan decided to ban Jeish al-Adl as a terrorist group. NACTA…

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