QUETTA: Iranian forces fired three mortal shells that landed inside Pakistani territory near Panjgur, Balochistan on Saturday. However, no injuries were reported. Earlier in May, five mortar shells were fired into Taftan, Balochistan from the Iranian border. However, no casualties were reported as all the mortar shells landed in an uninhibited area.Confirming the incident, Taftan Assistant Commissioner Zafar Kubdani had said: “Five mortar shells were fired from the Iranian side between pillars 104 and 106. Luckily, no casualties occurred.” Last month, the Pakistan Air Force had shot down an Iranian drone in Panjgur after it was found flying deep inside Pakistan airspace.“The drone was hit by Pakistan Air Force as it was unidentified and was flying at around 3-4 km inside Pakistani territory,” read a statement issued by the Foreign Office. Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said Pakistan had already shared the information about striking down of the drone with the Iranian authorities indicating that the drone was struck down by “our security forces as it was unmarked and there was no prior information about its flight”.Pakistan and Iran share a 900-kilometre-long porous border. Both the two countries had decided in 2014 to boost intelligence coordination to wipe out terrorists from the border region. Published in Daily Times, July 9th , 2017.