Border violation: Iran fires four mortar shells into Panjgur

Iranian border guards routinely fire shells into border villages in Panjgur, Mand, Awaran and Chagai districts


Our Correspondent July 22, 2015
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QUETTA:


Iranian border guards on Tuesday fired four mortar shells into a western district of Balochistan in a fresh incident of border violation. A senior official of the Balochistan government confirmed that “four mortars landed in the Kushak area of Panjgur.


No loss of life was reported though. “These mortars were fired from the other side of the border,” he added. A few months ago, Iranian border guards had killed two men in Panjgur in a similar incident of border violation.

However, no formal protest was lodged by Pakistani authorities with Tehran. Tuesday’s shelling was not something new, Iranian border guards routinely fire shells into border villages in Panjgur, Mand, Awaran and Chagai districts.

Pakistan has raised the issue with the Iranian government which said troops would target terrorists who disturbed peace whether they were in Iran or Pakistan.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 22nd, 2015. 

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COMMENTS (3)

Abu Lahab | 5 years ago | Reply It's time for Pakistanis to move to their strategic depth. Pakistan is being fired from three sides. Neighbours are loosing patience.
Sri Varahadev | 5 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.
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