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.