41 F
Houston
Friday, February 28, 2020
No menu items!

Pakistan asks Iran to act on militants behind Baluchistan killings

The claim has heightemed tensions ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s trip to Tehran on Sunday (April 21).

Relations between Iran and Pakistan have been strained in recent months, with both sides accusing each other of not doing enough to stamp out militants allegedly sheltering across the border.

A new group representing various insurgent outfits operating in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province, claimed responsibility for the attack on Thursday (April 18), when 14 passengers were killed after being kidnapped from buses in southwestern Pakistan.

The militants checked the identity cards of passengers, singled out some, then kidnapped and killed them. The Baloch Raji Aajoi Saangar (BRAS) umbrella group said it targeted Pakistani navy and Coast Guard officials travelling on buses.

Ethnic Baloch people straddle the porous and lengthy Iran-Pakistan border, with many insurgent groups crisscrossing the border, to the annoyance of authorities. Qureshi said Pakistan has decided to fence the border, just as it has started fencing its frontier with Afghanistan.

(Production: Shahabuddin Shahab, Emily Cooper)

Latest News

South Koreans brave morning chill to queue for face masks

Residents queued in front of a department store in Seoul on Friday (February 28) to buy face...

Precinct 8 deputy-involved crash

PASADENA, TX - A Harris County Precinct 8 deputy was involved in a collision with a pickup truck early Thursday morning. The...

Intoxicated driver crashes into Fire Station 18

HOUSTON, TX - Firefighter crews work endlessly to clean up the aftermath of an ironic crash into their fire station after an...

A teen that accidentally shot her nephew appears in court

HOUSTON, TX - A teen responsible for the accidental shooting of her 10-year-old nephew appeared in court Thursday morning for her preliminary...

Coronavirus positve tests lock down hotel in Canary Islands

Tourists hosted at the four-star H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in Tenerife started their quarantine period on Tuesday (February 25).

More Articles Like This