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Pakistan launches retaliatory strikes into Iran, seven killed

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Pakistan has launched missile strikes into Iran, reportedly killing nine people, after Iran carried out strikes in Pakistan late on Tuesday.
Pakistan said its strikes had hit “terrorist hideouts” in Iran’s south-eastern Sistan-Baluchestan province.
The reciprocal air strikes come as tensions in the Middle East are high with several overlapping crises.
Israel is fighting the Palestinian group Hamas in Gaza and exchanging fire with Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon, Iran-backed groups in Iraq and Syria are targeting US forces, and the US and UK have struck the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen, who have been attacking shipping.
Pakistan and Iran have long accused each other of harbouring militant groups that carry out attacks from regions along their shared border.

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