Border Hunting: Iranian forces kill 2 Pakistanis

Published: August 12, 2012

Tribesmen were hunting close to Iran border when Iranian security personnel opened indiscriminate fire on them.

QUETTA: 

Three people, including two Pakistanis and an Iranian security official were killed in an exchange of fire at the Pak-Iran border in Chagai district, on Saturday.

According to sources, some local tribesmen were hunting at Kacho area, close to Iran border when Iranian security personnel opened indiscriminate fire on them.  As a result, Abdul Kareem resident of Naukundi and one of his companions sustained critical wounds and died on the spot.

One Iranian security personnel was also killed when other companions of tribesmen opened retaliatory firing on them, sources said. When contacted Deputy Commissioner Chagai Tufail Baloch confirmed the incident and said that the Iranian security personnel also took the bodies along with them.

He said that it was yet to be ascertained whether the incident occurred in Balochistan’s side or Iran. So far neither Iranian authorities nor relatives of the deceased tribesmen have contacted the local administration, Baloch said.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Aug 12, 2012 - 12:19PM

    We will block oil supply line to Iran in protest.

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  • It Is (still) Economy Stupid
    Aug 12, 2012 - 6:39PM

    Pakistan is seeking apology from Iran and will block all transport trucks from Karachi port to Iran. Is it time to wake up?

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  • amjad khattak
    Aug 12, 2012 - 6:59PM

    iran has the rights to secure its border. we should do same with ours in side of india as well as afghanistan. then all the problems will be solved.

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  • Raj - USA
    Aug 12, 2012 - 9:45PM

    Border Hunting or Brother Hunting ? Whatever …………

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  • gp65
    Aug 12, 2012 - 11:14PM

    @amjad khattak: “iran has the rights to secure its border. we should do same with ours in side of india as well as afghanistan. then all the problems will be solved.”

    Pakistan does not have to spend anything on fencing its border with India. India has already fenced its border with Pakistan with steel and it is well lit. India spent the money because the movement happens to be from Pakistan to India. Most recently a tunnel was discovered going from Pakistan to India.

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  • Malik
    Aug 13, 2012 - 1:02AM

    Bismillah. Just great, everyone and their patriot/national borders, such a western idea. When will Muslims give up these demarcation on nationalities and unite as a pan-Islamic territory? As a Muslim I shouldn’t need to go through check-points or need visas to go any other Muslim country. Or then again everyone is proud of their territories and wants to be so called Iranian or Pakistani or American . . .etc. Aren’t just simply Muslims and not an iota of a label more or less? Anyway it close to Laitul Qadr and I hope the best for everyone. Allahu Akbar *3.

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  • RizwanTKhan
    Aug 13, 2012 - 9:57AM

    Iran should apologize and stay within its limits. Pakistan should not act like a goat whoever wishes slaps us.

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  • j. von hettlingen
    Aug 13, 2012 - 4:33PM

    Balochistan is a restive region and the government in Islamabad does little to stop attacks there. Sectarian violence against Pakistan’s Shias are wide spread in Balochistan. Iran is aware of the problem and doesn’t hesitate to fire, if its bounder guards are under danger.

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  • Floating float
    Aug 14, 2012 - 12:52PM

    Such a biased article showing Iran as evil.

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  • tab
    Oct 10, 2012 - 2:37AM

    Border real meaning is control,,,,,,,,,,, everyone who is on the border are ignorant, corrupt, and losser. thats why they can’t control their borders.

    these people who cross the border line illegally, they know they are dealing will corrupt people and will get away from them.

    India is bigger losser and now Afghanistan is because they always have a lot of problem going on about borders control.

    Pakistan is trapped by its own policies againest its border control and INSHAALLAH will come out in near future.

    I hope good days for every single country who is suffering with its own internal & External problems, including India, PAKISTAN, Afghanistan, Iran and china and others.

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