Pakistan

QUETTA – A mortar shell fired from Iranian side in Panjgur district of Balochistan on Saturday killed one person, local media reported.


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According to district commissioner (DC) of Panjgur, a mortar shell hit a vehicle and killed a man who was driving the vehicle on the spot, causing extensive damage nearby.

The DC said that Pakistan has lodged a protest with the Iranian border authorities, while a flag meeting in this regard will be held on Sunday.

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

 No casualties were reported.  All the mortar shells landed in a barren land far away from the population.

Pakistan and Iran share a 900-kilometre-long porous border. Both the two countries had decided in 2014 to boost intelligence coordination to wipe out terrorists from the border region.