Pakistan authorities to meet Iranian counterparts on mortar shelling on Tuesday

  • Iranian forces fire mortar shells into Pakistani territory on Sunday

QUETTA – Pakistani authorities will convene an emergency flag meeting with Iranian officials on Tuesday to record protest after unprovoked firing of several mortar shells into Pakistani territory on Sunday.

According to local administration, the meeting will be attended by Pak-Iran administrative and security officials to discuss the issue. The officials have recorded protest with Iranian border force.

On Sunday, Iranian border security forces launched several mortar shells near Prom an area of Panjgur where one of the shells exploded. No causality has been reported.

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

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

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