Recent terror attacks prove neighboring countries ‘blackmailing Pakistan’: Minister

  • India’s RAW behind terrorist attacks in Pakistan: Achakzai.
  • 14 soldiers were martyred in the Gwadar attack on Friday.
  • Nine terrorists were killed in the attack on PAF’s Mianwali base.

As the country witnesses a rise in terrorist incidents, Balochistan’s acting Information Minister Jan Achakzai has said that the neighboring country is “blackmailing Pakistan”.

“The recent terrorist attacks have proved that neighboring countries are trying to blackmail us,” Achakzai said during a press conference in Quetta on Sunday.

The interim minister’s comments come after 14 soldiers were martyred when terrorists attacked two vehicles carrying security forces in Gwadar on Friday.

He also said that six Afghan civilians were involved in the Zhob terrorist attack.

“We all know that a day will come [before the attack on PAF’s Mianwali base] Raw [operated social media] The provincial information minister said, “The accounts were congratulating in advance and warning of a major incident.” [of the attack] Only RAW can mastermind [such attack],

,[Given] It is clear from the location and strategic importance of the attack that this is no ordinary terrorist. [organisation] Can carry out such an attack,” he said, referring to the attack on Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Mianwali base on Saturday.

A day earlier, security forces had foiled a major terrorist attack at the training base and killed nine terrorists, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

The country has witnessed a significant increase in terrorist attacks in recent times and the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other terrorist organizations have intensified their attacks.

At least six people were killed and 20, including two policemen, were injured in a blast targeting a police van in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Dera Ismail Khan on Friday.

On the same day, five soldiers were martyred in two separate intelligence-based operations (IBOs) conducted by security forces.

Meanwhile, security forces killed three terrorists including a suicide bomber.

The Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) said in a report released last month that security forces lost at least 386 personnel in the first nine months of 2023, the highest level in eight years.

Nearly 200 terror attacks and more than 400 people have been killed in counter-terrorism operations in the third quarter of the current year.

KP and Balochistan have been the primary epicenter of violence, accounting for approximately 94% of all deaths and 89% of attacks (including incidents of terrorism and security forces operations) recorded during this period.

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