QUETTA: Iranian border guards again fired mortar shells into Balochistan on Wednesday morning. No damages were reported as a result of the explosions.
Explosions took place thousand yards from Peshuk Checkpost in Panjgur district.
“Iranian border guards fired two mortar shells which landed and exploded near Peshuk checkpost in Pangur,” an official in Panjgur confirmed and said it has become a common practice by Iranian guards even after the issue was taken up with the Iranian foreign mission in Pakistan.
The official on the condition of anonymity further revealed that Iranian border guards had fired five rockets in the same area on Monday but it wasn’t reported given the sensitivity of the relationship with Iran and Pakistan. “There was no loss of life in those explosions,” he said.
The bombings took place less than a week after Iran and Pakistan set up a joint border committee to counter cross-border terrorism and specifically take measures to secure the release of the five Iranian border guards who were recently abducted near the Pakistani border.
The committee formed by the commission, comprises of officials from both sides, to review any incident of border violation and provide a mechanism to monitor elements that create trouble across the border. The committee will present its recommendation to the commission.