QUETTA: As many as 24 rockets were fired by the Iranian forces in Mashkail Tehsil of Washuk District, a bordering town of Pakistan, on Monday.
Talking to Daily Times Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar Hussain Durani confirmed the firing of rockets by the Iranian forces. Frontier Corps spokesman Khan Wasey also confirmed the rocket attack and said the Iranian forces fired 24 rockets in Jumi Sham area, near an FC checkpost. “The FC checkpost is in two kilometres’ proximity of the said areas,” he said and added: “FC returned fire with mortar shells towards Iran.” However, no loss of life was reported in the attack since the area is a desolated place.
“Loud explosions rocked the entire Pak-Iran border area,” Wasey went on to say, adding that, however, FC personnel’s timely retaliation silenced the Iranian side and that there was no loss of life. The local administration lodged a protest with the Iranian authorities regarding the latest skirmish. Iranian border guards have repeatedly fired rockets into Pakistani territory, creating panic among people living in areas bordering Iran.
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