Nine Pakistanis killed in Iranian city of Saravan amid Iranian envoy visiting Pakistan from Monday
Nine Pakistanis laborers were killed in a house located in Sirkan neighborhood of Saravan city” in Sistan-Baluchestan province of Iran.
The attack comes amidst recent tensions between Pakistan and Iran, triggered by a series of incidents. Most victims hailed from Punjab and Sindh. No group or individuals had claimed responsibility of the brutual killings.
The incident occured at a time when Pakistan’s Ambassador to Iran Mudassir Tipu arrived just a day earlier in Tehran, while his Iranian counterpart landed in Islamabad, signalling the full restoration of diplomatic relations.
Ambassador Tipu in post published on X said : “Deeply shocked by horrifying killing of nine Pakistanis in Saravan. Embassy will extend full support to bereaved families. Counsel Zahidan is already on his way to incident site and hospital where injured are under treatment.We called upon Iran to extend full cooperation in the matter.”
Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian will reach Islamabad on Monday Jan 29 at the invitation of his Pakistani counterpart Jalil Abbas Jilani.
On January 16, Iran conducted missile and drone strikes within Pakistan’s Balochistan province, targeting the terrorist group Jaish ul-Adl.
On January 18, Pakistan launched a missile strike on a border village in Iran’s southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province.