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‘Unprovoked’ mortar fire by Iran’s forces kills one in Balochistan’s Panjgoor

A person was killed and two others injured when mortar shells, reportedly fired by Iranian border guards, hit a vehicle in Panjgoor district of Balochistan near Pak-Iran border on Sunday.

A senior district administration official, who wished not be named, told DawnNews that Iranian border guards reportedly fired nine mortar shells into Pakistani territory.

“One mortar shell hit a civilian vehicle near the Pak-Iran border in Panjgoor district,” he said. The incident resulted in the death of one individual while two others were injured who were rushed to nearby hospital for emergency medical treatment.

“This was an act of unprovoked firing committed by Iranian border forces,” the official said. Without any justification and in complete violation of our territorial integrity Iran fired mortar shells in Pakistani area, the officer maintained. Frontier Corps personnel also reached the spot as investigation into the attack went underway. Security was tightened around the border by Pakistani security forces after Iranian violation. Iranian border guards have been repeatedly firing mortar shells and rockets into Pakistani territory for the past few years. Islamabad has repeatedly lodged protest in the regard, but to no avail.

courtesy : dawn news

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