FO confirms downing of Iranian drone in Panjgur

09:34 AM | 22 Jun, 2017
FO confirms downing of Iranian drone in Panjgur
ISLAMABAD - Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that Pakistan shot down an Iranian drone in Panjgur sector near the Pak-Iran border.

According to a statement issued on Wednesday, the drone was hit by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) JF17 over Parom area after finding it unidentified as it was flying at around 3-4 kilometres inside Pakistani territory.

“Pakistan has already shared the information about striking down of this drone with the Iranian authorities indicating that the drone was struck down by our security forces as it was unmarked and there was no prior information about its flight,” it said.

Iranian Shelling

On Sunday, Iranian border security forces launched several mortar shells near Prom, an area of Panjgur. No casualty has been reported.

On May 27, a mortar shell fired from the Iranian side in Panjgur district of Balochistan had killed one person.

On May 21, at least five mortar shells were fired into Taftan, Balochistan from the Iranian border.


Last month, the head of the Iranian armed forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri warned of hitting bases inside Pakistan if Islamabad did not eliminate militants involved in cross-border attacks.

"We expect the Pakistani officials to control the borders, arrest the terrorists and shut down their bases."

"If the terrorist attacks continue, we will hit their safe havens and cells, wherever they are," he said