Iranian forces fire eight mortar shells into Pakistani territory


The Iranian border guards on Saturday morning fired eight mortar shells inside Pakistani territory, security sources said.

A security official said that Iranian forces fired at least eight mortar shells that landed in a village in Panjgur district of Balochistan. He added that no human loss of life or damage to civilian structures was reported as a result of the shelling.

Frontier Corps, Levies and other law enforcement personnel reached the spot and security was tightened following the border violation by Iranian border forces.

Last year in October, Iranian border guards had fired six mortar shells at a Pakistani border town of Mashkail, while a more recent incident occurred earlier in July this year when at least four mortar shells were fired towards Panjgur district.

Pakistan has accused Iranian forces of violating its territorial integrity and has lodged protest with Iran in this regard several times in the last few years.

Pakistan shares a 900 kilometre long porous border with Iran and the two countries had last year decided to boost intelligence coordination to wipe out terrorists from the border region.