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Iran causes panic after firing three mortar shells into Pakistan


Shelling prompts official complaint from Islambad to Tehran
Shelling prompts official complaint from Islambad to Tehran

Iran reportedly fired mortar shells into Pakistan's Balochistan province on Wednesday, causing panic among the local population.
“Mortar shells fired by Iranian border guards landed in the district of Panjgoor,” a provincial government official said, according to The Indian Express.
Two of the shells landed near a Frontier Corps checkpoint while the third landed at a place called Killi Karim Dad.
No loss of life or damage was reported following the shelling.
Pakistani security forces have reportedly tightened security at the border following the shelling.
Authorities in Islamabad have raised the issue with Iranian officials.
Pakistan shares a 559 mile border with Iran, which has accused Islamabad of allowing terror groups to use its territory to launch strikes across the border.
Last year, Iranian border guards also fired three mortar shells into Balochistan, according to The Express Tribune. No deaths were reported.

Source: Independen, 30 Sep. 2016