Pakistan lodged strong protest against Iran
*QUETTA - 14 passengers were forcibly offloaded from their bus and shot dead on the Makran Coastal Highway in Ormara, Balochistan on April 18.*
The Foreign Office sent a letter to the Iranian Embassy in Islamabad on Saturday.
“15-20 terrorists who camouflaged themselves in Frontier Corps (FC) uniform barricaded the road and stopped 3-4 buses traveling from Ormara to Gwadar on the coastal highway at Buzi Top in the dawn of April 18 and on the identification of the passengers, shot dead 14 personnel belonging to the armed forces of Pakistan. BRAS which is the alliance of three Baloch terrorist organisations have claimed responsibility for this terrorist act,” the letter stated.
“After the incident, the terrorists who arrived from border region returned to that area,” it added.
The letter said that Pakistan “has repeatedly shared intelligence about these activities”, but not action has been taken by Iran.
“The information about the hubs of these Baloch terrorist organisations in Iran, having training camps and logistics bases across the border, was shared with Iranian intelligence in the recent past, and on a number of occasions earlier,” the letter read.