ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) on Saturday summoned the Iranian ambassador to protest over Thursday’s terrorist attack along the Pak-Iran border in which six Pakistan soldiers were martyred.
According to a statement, Iranian Ambassador Mehdi Honardoost was called to the Foreign Office where he was conveyed Pakistan’s strong protest over the gruesome incident. He was also urged to ask Tehran to carry out an effective operation against the terrorist group responsible for the attack on its side of the border.
Six soldiers were martyred and 14 others sustaining serious injuries when 30 terrorists ambushed the Frontier Corps convoy during patrolling on Friday. Four terrorists were also killed in the exchange of fire.
“The need for an effective border coordination mechanism to prevent such incidents in future was also underscored,” the FO statement reads.
The Iranian envoy expressed the country’s heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyrs and prayed for the early recovery of the injured soldiers.