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Iran fired missiles into Pakistani territory

Iran on Tuesday launched missile attacks against two bases of the armed group "Jaish al-Adl" ("Justice Army") in Pakistan, the Iranian news agency Tasnim reported.

According to the Iranian agency, two "important bases" of Jaish al-Adl in Pakistan were "destroyed". The agency said the strikes were concentrated in an area in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province, where "one of the largest headquarters" of the group was located.

The militants of the armed group have occasionally attacked Iranian security forces on the border between the two countries.

"The bases targeted were destroyed by missiles and drones," Iranian media reported.

For now, Pakistan has not confirmed Tehran's attack on its territory.

Iran escalates its attacks

The attacks came a day after Iran's Revolutionary Guards fired ballistic missiles into Kurdish territory in northern Iraq, at what they called an Israeli "spy headquarters" and at targets in Syria they claim are linked to ISIS.

Jaish al-Adl, formed in 2012 and designated as a "terrorist" organization by Tehran, is a Sunni armed group operating in Iran's southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan, where armed conflicts frequently erupt.

The organisation claims to be defending the demand for more rights and better living conditions for ethnic Baluchis in Iran and has launched numerous attacks against Iranian security forces over the last ten years.

Last month, he claimed responsibility for an attack on a police station in Sistan-Baluchistan in which at least 11 Iranian police officers were killed.

Sistan-Baluchistan borders Afghanistan and Pakistan and has a history of clashes between Iranian security forces and Sunni militants, as well as drug smugglers.

The province is one of the poorest regions of Iran and is populated mainly by Sunni ethnic Baluchis, a minority in predominantly Shiite Iran.

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