Pakistan’s army said on Saturday that four of its soldiers were killed by a group operating from Iran.
“A group of terrorists operating from the Iranian side attacked a routine border patrol of Pakistani security forces operating along the Pakistan-Iran Border,” the army said in a statement.
The incident occurred in the Kech district of the province of Baluchistan, which shares a long, unrest border with Afghanistan and Iran.
According to the statement, four soldiers were killed in the attack, including Sher Ahmed, Muhammad Asghar, Muhammad Irfan, and Abdur Rasheed.
No group has taken responsibility for the attack.
The statement also added that Pakistani authorities had informed Iran of the attack, hoping to ” prevent such incidents in future.”
This is the second attack; a similar incident happened in January, killing four Pakistani security soldiers across the Pakistan-Iran border in Balochistan.
Insurgent ethnic Baluch nationalist groups operating on both sides of the border have fought for decades for a more significant share of regional resources.
The Balochistan Liberation Army took responsibility for the attack and claimed to be fighting for the independence of Balochistan, which is rich in minerals, water and natural resources.
The Baloch people also claim that they face discrimination from the government. However, the Pakistani authorities reject the claims.