Iranian mortar attack kills Pakistani civilian


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QUETTA: Iranian mortar fire on Saturday killed a Pakistani civilian in the Baluchistan province that shares a long border with Iran, a regional official said.

Abdul Jabbar, deputy commissioner of the Panjgur district in Baluchistan, said Iranian border security forces had fired “many” mortar shells and rockets over the last two days.

“A Pakistani man was killed when a mortar shell hit his pickup while passing through the area,” said Jabbar.

He added that Pakistani officials had lodged a protest with Iranian authorities and asked for a meeting on Sunday.

Iranian officials could not be immediately reached for comment. — Reuters