Border violation: Iranian forces fire shells into Panjgur again

No loss of life or property reported


Mohammad Zafar July 02, 2015
No loss of life or property reported. PHOTO: AFP

QUETTA: Five mortar shells fired by the Iranian border forces late Tuesday night landed in Balochistan’s bordering district of Panjgur. However, no loss of life or damage to property has been reported.

“Five shells landed in the Killi Nakar and Gorkadan areas,” a security official told The Express Tribune.

This is the third time in a week that the Iranian border guards have fired mortar shells in Panjgur. Thirteen shells have so far been fired in the district from Iran’s side of the border, without any casualties, however.

Panjgur Deputy Commissioner Mehrab Shah and the assistant commissioner have recorded their protest with Iran over the border violation.

Pakistan has repeatedly raised the issue with the Iranian government, only to be told that ‘the Iranian forces would continue targeting terrorists who are a threat to Iran’s peace, whether they are in Iran or Pakistan’.

Eight Iranian border guards were killed in April during an ambush near the Pakistan-Iran border. Sectarian outfit Jaish al-Adl had claimed responsibility for the attack.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 2nd, 2015. 

COMMENTS (3)

powvow | 5 years ago | Reply @Xoho - "It seems that US’s nuclear deal have included a clause to attack Pakistan! " No clauses are needed to attack rogues, who are hellbent on destabilizing the region and are migraine to the world.
Sri Varahadev | 5 years ago | Reply And so Iran repeats what it had done a day earlier: http://tribune.com.pk/story/912676/iran-border-guards-fire-mortar-shells-in-panjgur/ Pakistan must do deep soul searching as to why three of her four neighbors, Iran, Afghanistan and India, from time to time have resorted to cross border firing that targets Pakistan. Pakistan needs to also do deep soul searching why these three neighbors do not feel the same need to indulge in similar cross border firing in dealing with their neighbors like Turkmenistan in Iran’s case, Tajikistan in Afghanistan’s sake or Nepal in India’s case. Ceasing to provoke neighbors particularly by fomenting cross border Sunni Islamic Terrorism will benefit the people of Pakistan greatly by having one less problem of mortar shelling among the myriads of problems assailing Pakistan, to deal with. Meanwhile the Afghans do an Iran as well: http://tribune.com.pk/story/912997/cross-border-attack-injures-2-pakistani-soldiers-in-angoor-adda/
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