QUETTA: Iranian border forces fired 24 rockets that landed two kilometres west of a Frontier Corps (FC) post in Washuk, Balochistan, an FC official said on Monday.
No casualties have been reported, confirmed FC spokesperson Khan Waseh. According to him, over two dozen rocket launchers were fired from the Iranian side, which landed in an area 60 km south east of Mashkel tehsil of Washuk district. FC troops fired mortar rounds and LGM fire in retaliation.
Earlier in the day, Iran closed its border with Pakistan for an indefinite period following an attack in Taftan, which claimed the lives of 30 Shia pilgrims.
Correction: Earlier version of the story mistakenly mentioned 'rocket launchers fired' instead of 'rockets fired'.
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