QUETTA: The Iranian Border Guards fired mortar shells in Balochistan; however, no loss of life was reported.
According to the Levies force, the Iranian border guards fired three mortar shells in the city of Panjgur on Wednesday. The levies officials said, “the mortar shells explosion created fear among the people living near the area.”
Pakistan shares a 900-kilometre border with Iran and the two countries in 2014 decided to boost intelligence coordination to wipe out terrorists from the border region. However, Iran has violated border treaty many times. Pakistan has taken up the issue with Iranian officials in Joint Pak-Iran Border Session.
Last year, Iranian border guards had also fired three mortar shells in the Mashkel area of Washuk district of Balochistan. During that incident as well no damage of life was reported.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 29th, 2016.