Border violation: Iran fires mortars into Panjgur

Security officials say Iranian border guards fired five more mortar shells late on Tuesday night


Web Desk/mohammad Zafar July 01, 2015
PHOTO: AFP

QUETTA: Iranian border forces fired mortar shells at the border town of Panjgur late on Tuesday night. However, no loss of life or damage to property was reported.

According to security officials in Panjgur, Iranian border guards fired five more mortar shells late on Tuesday night which landed in Pakistan, though no one was injured. “Five shells landed in Killi Nakar and Gorkadan area,” a security official told The Express Tribune.

This was the third time in a week that Iranian border guards have fired mortar shells into Pakistan. So far, 13 mortar shells have been fired into Panjgur from the Iranian side.

Read: Iran border guards fire mortar shells in Panjgur

Panjgur Deputy Commissioner Mehrab Shah and assistant commissioner visited Iran to record their protest over the border violations.

Pakistan has repeatedly raised the border violation issue with the Iranian government, which has maintained that its forces will continue to target terrorists who are a threat to peace.

Earlier in April eight Iranian border guards were killed in an ambush by armed men near the Pakistan-Iran border. Sectarian outfit Jaish al Adl had claimed responsibility for the attack.

Joint efforts needed against terrorism: Dr Baloch

Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch said on Wednesday that Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan needed to join hands to effectively fight terrorism, Radio Pakistan reported.

Talking to Consul General of Iran Syed Hussan Yayawi in Quetta, Dr Baloch said that development in Iran would have positive impact on the lives of people of Balochistan as well.

They discussed Pak-Iran border trade and other matters of bilateral interest.

The Iranian Consul General invited Balochistan Chief Minister to visit Iran.

COMMENTS (1)

Pakistani | 6 years ago | Reply As Iran sanctions rise, it will become richer than us (people after having struggled for something tend to work well with it for at least a 20 year streak) and if Pakistan wants to maintain its supremacy in this region a military coup might become necessary for economic growth.
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