Iranian border forces fire rockets in Pakistani territory


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QUETTA: Iranian border forces fired five rockets in Pakistan's bordering town of Panjgoor on Monday, officials said.

An official of the provincial home and tribal affairs department who requested anonymity told that the rockets fired by Iranian forces landed at the Paroum area of Panjgoor.

"The loud noise from the rockets were heard far and wide and caused panic in the area," he said.

However, no fatalities were reported as a result of the rocket attacks.

The provincial home department official said Iranian border forces have fired rockets in Pakistani territory around 11 to 12 times during the last one-and-half months.

Repeated violation on the part of Iran has prompted the Balochistan government to bring the issue to the notice of the federal government.

"Balochistan government has written a letter to National Crisis Management Cell to apprise the federal government about the violation," he said.

The official said that the frontier corps, which are deployed at the Afghan and Iranian border, have also written a letter to the Interior Ministry to lodge formal protest with Iran over repeated rocket attacks.

"Even Iranian helicopters have violated our airspace," he said.

The Balochistan government was also making efforts to convene border commission's meeting to sort out the issues relating to border security through table talks.

The commission comprises of the chief secretary Balochistan and the governor of Sistan-Balochistan.

Iranian border forces fire rockets in Pakistani territory - DAWN.COM

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