Iran Fires Mortar Shells Across Pakistan in Panjgur
QUETTA: Iranian border forces fired mortar shells at the border town of Panjgur late on Tuesday night. However, no loss of life or damage to property was reported.
According to security officials in Panjgur, Iranian border guards fired five more mortar shells late on Tuesday night which landed in Pakistan, though no one was injured. “Five shells landed in Killi Nakar and Gorkadan area,” a security official told media.
This was the third time in a week that Iranian border guards have fired mortar shells into Pakistan. So far, 13 mortar shells have been fired into Panjgur from the Iranian side.
Panjgur Deputy Commissioner Mehrab Shah and assistant commissioner visited Iran to record their protest over the border violations.
Pakistan has repeatedly raised the border violation issue with the Iranian government, which has maintained that its forces will continue to target terrorists who are a threat to peace.
Earlier in April eight Iranian border guards were killed in an ambush by armed men near the Pakistan-Iran border. Sectarian outfit Jaish al Adl had claimed responsibility for the attack.
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