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Iran targets Pakistan with missile attack, third country in 24 hours

The strikes come amid heightened tensions in the region surrounding Israel's war against Hamas.

Published: January 16, 2024 1:06pm

Updated: January 16, 2024 1:08pm

Iran said Tuesday it launched attacks targeting what it deems as bases for the Jaish al-Adl militant group in Pakistan, making it the third country to be directly attacked by Iran in the past 24 hours. 

The state-run IRNA media outlet said Iran used missiles and drones to attack Jaish al-Adl, which is a U.S. State Department-designated foreign terrorist organization.

Pakistan did not immediately acknowledge the attack, according to The Associated Press.

Less than 24 hours ago, Iran also hit targets in Syria and Iraq with ballistic missiles.

The strikes come amid heightened tensions in the region due to concerns that Israel's ongoing war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip may become a larger conflict. 

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