Border violation: Iranian forces fire four mortar shells into Panjgur

No loss of life, property reported


Mohammad Zafar July 21, 2015
PHOTO: AFP

QUETTA: Four mortar shells fired by the Iranian border forces on Tuesday landed in Balochistan’s bordering district of Panjgur. However, no loss of life or damage to property was reported.

“Three mortar shells landed in open area near Kushak, Surab district of Panjgur,” security sources said.

This was not the first border violation by Iranian border guards this month. A similar incident was reported on July 1.

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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.

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.

COMMENTS (7)

Sri Varahadev | 6 years ago | Reply And so Iran is provoked by Pakistan into doing unto Pakistan what India was provoked by Pakistan into doing unto Pakistan, last week: http://tribune.com.pk/story/921828/unprovoked-firing-by-indian-bsf-at-working-boundary-kills-three-injures-eight/ As I have said previously, 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 to deal with one less problem of mortar shelling among the myriads of problems assailing Pakistan.
Pip | 6 years ago | Reply @Uzair: Sad!!! This just shows how hatred and illiteracy failed you!!
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