Bangladesh/Myanmar – Bangladesh has lodged a protest with Myanmar over what it called an unprovoked attack against its border guards by its eastern neighbour's security forces on the 30 May 14, following an earlier exchange of fire in which one Bangladeshi guard was killed it was reported on the 3 Jun 14. Dhaka has asked Myanmar for immediate withdrawal of its forces from the border as it violated a 1980 agreement. Myanmar has given a different version of events and has told Bangladesh it would not tolerate any violation of its sovereignty or territory. The Bangladeshi Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it had called in Myanmar's ambassador to protest at an "unprovoked eruption of gunfire from the Myanmar border force" on 30 May 14. "The Myanmar Ambassador was told that a BGB team was waiting near border pillar no. 52 for identification of the dead body which was proposed by the Myanmar side. However, to the complete surprise of the BGB, Myanmar border forces suddenly started firing on the waiting BGB team without any provocation," it said. In response, Myanmar's Foreign Ministry said on 31 May 14 that the first incident on the 28 May 14 involved Myanmar troops and "two suspected armed Bengalis in yellow camouflage uniform who entered into Myanmar territory" in Maungdaw township. One was killed and the other fled into Bangladesh, it said in a statement.
Pakistan – The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for an assault on Karachi airport that has killed 29 people, and given warning that more attacks are on the way it was reported on the 9 Jun 14. Besides the dead, at least two dozen people were wounded and flights were suspended as a result of the attack on Jinnah International Airport, which is Pakistan's busiest. A spokesman for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) said the attack, which began after midnight on the 9 Jun, was in retaliation for the treatment of TTP prisoners, for air raids in North Waziristan and for the death of Hakimullah Mehsud, who was killed in a drone strike last year. In a statement posted on Twitter, the armed group said: "We have yet to take revenge for the deaths of hundreds of innocent tribal women and children in Pakistani air strikes. It's just the beginning, we have taken revenge for one, and we have to take revenge for hundreds." The raid involved heavily armed attackers disguised as security personnel, who hurled hand grenades and fired automatic weapons as they targeted the airport's cargo terminal. The army said it had regained control of the airport around dawn after a six-hour siege, but explosions and shooting could still be heard on during the morning and Pakistani troops re-launched their operation. The dead included at least 10 of the attackers, officials said. The assault was well-planned, with the attackers "wearing uniforms of the airport security force and using fake IDs" to enter the terminal. This is not the first time that airfields have been attacked. There have been two major attacks in the past, one in Karachi and another in Kamra airbase (in Attock district in Punjab). There was another attack on Peshawar airport which was reportedly foiled. Security was ramped up at airports and military installations across Pakistan following the Karachi assault.
The Pakistan Taliban claimed it was behind an attack on a security base in Karachi on the 10 Jun 14 barely 24 hours after they went on the rampage at the city’s airport. Officials said gunmen (some on motorbikes) opened fire on a camp run by the Airports Security Force camp. The gun battle was over almost as soon as it erupted, with the attackers fleeing into the city. The assault will be a bitter blow to Pakistan’s military and government, who had promised to step up security after the Taliban announced it would launch further attacks after the last attack on the 9 Jun 14. The Pakistan Taliban claimed responsibility shortly after the attack ended. Speaking to a British newspaper by telephone from an undisclosed location, Shahidullah Shahid, spokesman for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), said: “This wave of attacks will be continuing in retaliation for shelling and atrocities of the government.” He added that the TTP remained open to the prospect of peace talks, but not if the government continued its military action against them.
Pakistan/Iran – At least 23 people including several Shiite pilgrims were killed in a gun and suicide attack on the restive Pakistan-Iran border late evening on the 8 Jun 14. The attack came when a bus carrying Pakistani pilgrims returning from a visit to holy Muslim sites in Iran stopped at a restaurant in the Pakistani town of Taftan in the border area. Four attackers including two gunmen and two suicide bombers attacked the restaurant in Taftan. No group has yet come forward to claim the attack. Two devastating bombings in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan, killed nearly 200 people last year and were claimed by banned Sunni extremist organization Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), which has links to Al-Qaeda.