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Pakistan protests Iran over cross-border mortars

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QUETTA: Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar Durrani on Monday said Pakistan has recorded their dissent to the Iranian government over 12 mortars fired from Iranian territory into Chaghi District on Sunday night, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to media representatives, Durrani said that at least 12 mortars were fired from Iranian side at the Pakistan-Iran border area of Chaghi last night. However, there were no casualties reported.

He said that the Pakistani authorities have recorded an official protest with their Iranian counterparts over the incident, adding that the provincial home ministry has informed the foreign ministry about details of the incident.

The secretary said that a meeting between the two sides on the issue will be convened on Tuesday.

Target and purpose of the mortars is not ascertained as yet, he added.

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