QUETTA, Nov 25: A girl was killed and six people were injured when a rocket fired by Iranian border forces hit three houses in Tump town of Kech district on Monday.
Balochistan Home Secretary Asadur Rehman Gilani confirmed the incident and told Dawn that the rocket fired from across the border had hit the houses in the town near Pak-Iran border.
Sources said the three houses were destroyed by the attack.
An official of Kech administration said that one of the houses belonged to Mullah Omer, believed to be a commander of an Iran-based religious outfit, Jaish-ul-Adl.
The two other houses were of Mullah Omer’s brother Abbas and his close relative Mohammad Arif Jaish-ul-Adl surfaced about two months ago and claimed killing 15 Iranian Pasdaran (border guards) whose bodies were found in an Iranian border area.
A group of people were arrested in Iran in connection with the killing of Pasdaran and 15 of them were hanged in the Iranian province of Sistan Baluchistan.
The sources said that the Iranian outfit came to the limelight after the hanging of Jundullah leader Abdul Malik Rigi in 2010.
He had been arrested by Iranian security officials while travelling in a Kyrgyzstan-bound passenger plane in February that year.
An official said people in Tump accuse Mullah Omer of being involved in drug business. But, he added, there were reports that he was a commander of Jaish-ul-Adl.
Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch took notice of the rocket attack from the Iranian side on a Pakistani area and said the provincial government had informed the federal government about it.
He said he had asked Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to take up the border violation with Iranian officials.