Some Iranian media reports say two important bases housing Jaish al-Adl terror group were targeted and destroyed by missiles and drones earlier yesterday, January 16. 

Mehr News Agency (MNA) says that the targeted bases were located in an area called Kuhe Sabz in Balochistan province of Pakistan, where one of the largest bases of the Jaish al-Adl terrorist group is located.

Tasnim news agency reported yesterday that two key strongholds of the Jaysh al-Dhulm (Jaish al-Adl) terrorist group in Pakistan have been obliterated through precision missile and drone strikes.

Significant bases belonging to the Jaysh al-Adl terrorist group on Pakistani soil were reportedly destroyed on Tuesday.

According to reports obtained by the Tasnim news agency, these bases were specifically targeted and successfully demolished by a combination of missile and drone attacks.

The focal point of this operation was the region known as Kouh-Sabz (green mountain) in the Balochistan province of Pakistan, recognized as one of the largest hubs for the Jaish al-Adl.

IRNA reported on January 14 that Iran’s police chief Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Radan has announced the arrest of the perpetrators of the terrorist attack in Rask, southeastern Iran, in an extensive counter-terrorism operation.

He reportedly explained that the four main perpetrators of the terrorist attack were captured alive, shocking the masterminds of the attack who thought they were out of the Islamic Republic’s radars.

On December 15, a terrorist attack hit a police station in the southeastern Iranian city of Rask, killing 11 police officers and injuring at least seven others.  

IRNA reported that the Sunni jihadist Jaish al-Adl group, which has repeatedly clashed in the past with border guards and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, had claimed responsibility.

Following the incident, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Pakistani counterpart Jalil Abbas Jilani reportedly discussed ways to strengthen security cooperation between the two neighbors.  Jilani also condemned the terrorist attack, describing terrorism as a common threat to Iran, Pakistan and the wider region, according to IRNA.

Meanwhile, Reuters reported today that Pakistan said neighboring Iran has violated its airspace resulting in the death of two children, hours after Iranian state media said missiles targeted two bases of militant group Jaish al Adl on Tuesday.

Islamabad reportedly warned that the incident could have "serious consequences" and was "completely unacceptable" in a statement released by Pakistan's foreign office spokesperson in the early hours of Wednesday.

Hindustan Times sys two children lost their lives and three others sustained injuries in what Pakistan says was an illegal airstrike conducted by Iran.

The incident prompted Pakistan's foreign ministry to summon Iran’s top diplomat in Islamabad, expressing vehement protest against the alleged “unprovoked violation of its airspace”.

A statement released by the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan says “Pakistan strongly condemns the unprovoked violation of its airspace by Iran and the strike inside Pakistani territory which resulted in death of two innocent children while injuring three girls.  This violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty is completely unacceptable and can have serious consequences.”

“It is even more concerning that this illegal act has taken place despite the existence of several channels of communication between Pakistan and Iran. Pakistan's strong protest has already been lodged with the concerned senior official in the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran.  Additionally, the Iranian Charge d’affaires has been called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to convey our strongest condemnation of this blatant violation of Pakistan's sovereignty and that the responsibility for the consequences will lie squarely with Iran.

“Pakistan has always said terrorism is a common threat to all countries in the region that requires coordinated action. Such unilateral acts are not in conformity with good neighborly relations and can seriously undermine bilateral trust and confidence.”

Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice) is a Sunni Salafi separatist militant organization that operates mainly in southeastern Iran, where there is a substantial concentration of Sunni Baluchis and a porous border with Pakistan.  The group has claimed responsibility for several attacks against military personnel in Iran.  The group has asserted that it is a separatist group fighting for independence of Sistan and Baluchistan Province and greater rights for Baluch people.  The group also maintain ties with Ansar Al-Furqan, which is another Iranian Baloch Sunni armed group operating in Iran.  Salahuddin Farooqui is the current head of Jaish al-Adl. His brother, Amir Naroui, was killed by Taliban in Afghanistan.

The group was founded in 2012 by members of Jundallah, a Sunni militant group that had been weakened following Iran's capture and execution of its leader, Abdolmalek Rigi, in 2010.

Jaish al-Adl is a designated terrorist organization by Iran, Japan, New Zealand and the United States.