Mortar shell fired from Iran lands in Panjgur

QUETTA: A mortar shell fired from Iran landed in the Prom area of Panjgur District in Balochistan early Sunday morning.

The district administration’s officials said on Monday that no loss of life or damage was reported in the incident.

They informed that a strong protest has been lodged with the Iranian border officials, and that a flag-meeting has been called on Tuesday (today) to resolve the matter as this is the third such violation in recent weeks.

On May 27, a man was killed in mortar shelling from the Iranian side of the border in Panjgur.

The district commissioner had informed that a mortar shell landed on a vehicle, instantly killing one man inside and causing extensive damage nearby.

A ‘strong protest’ as well as a ‘flag meeting’ was called then too.

A week prior to that, five mortar shells fired from Iran landed in the Chaghai area of the province. No casualties were reported in the incident.