Pakistani man killed in mortal shelling by Iranian border guards

| Updated: May 28, 2017 02:15 IST

Panjgur [Pakistan], May 27 (ANI): A Pakistan man was reportedly killed after a mortar shell was fired allegedly by Iranian border guards in Balochistan's Panjgur district on Saturday, a government official said. The Dawn quoted Commissioner Makran Division Bashir Bangulzai as saying that a resident of Washuk Kam Jan was killed after the mortar shell hit a vehicle in Balochistan's Panjgur district in which he was travelling. He added that the vehicle was also destroyed in the mortar attack. Levies and Frontier Corps personnel have started an investigation into the reported incident. This incident has come a week after Iranian border guards allegedly fired five mortar shells into Pakistani territory. Recently, the ties between the two neighbours got stressed after 10 Iranian border guards were killed at Mirjaveh on the Sistan-Baluchistan border by the Pakistan-based Sunni terror outfit, Jaish al-Adl or "The Army of Justice". Iranian police said the guards were killed by long-range guns and called on Islamabad to assume ultimate responsibility for the crime. The Sistan-Baluchistan province in south-east Iran has long been plagued by drug smuggling gangs and separatist militants. (ANI)

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