Pakistan claims mortar attack originating form Iran killed civilian

Abdul Jabbar, deputy commissioner of the Panjgur district in Baluchistan, said Iranian border security forces had fired "many" mortar shells and rockets over the last two days.

By: Quetta | Reuters | Published:May 27, 2017 5:18 pm
Shelling in Pakistan, civilians die in Pakistan, Pakistan and Iran, Iran Shelling in Pakistan, Pakistan news, International news, strategic affairs, foreign affairs, latest news, World news “A Pakistani man was killed when a mortar shell hit his pickup while passing through the area,” said Abdul Jabbar, deputy commissioner of the Panjgur district in Baluchistan.

Iranian mortar fire on Saturday killed a Pakistani civilian in the western Baluchistan province that shares a long border with Iran, a regional Pakistani official said.

Relations between Iran and Pakistan have been at a low ebb since 10 Iranian border guards were killed by militants last month. Iran said that, in that incident, Jaish al Adl, a Sunni militant group, had opened fire from inside Pakistan.

Earlier this month the head of the Iranian armed forces warned Islamabad that Tehran would hit bases inside Pakistan if the government did not confront Sunni militants who carry out cross-border attacks.

Abdul Jabbar, deputy commissioner of the Panjgur district in Baluchistan, said Iranian border security forces had fired “many” mortar shells and rockets over the last two days.

“A Pakistani man was killed when a mortar shell hit his pickup while passing through the area,” said Jabbar.

He added that Pakistani officials had lodged a protest with Iranian authorities and asked for a meeting on Sunday.

Iranian officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

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