QUETTA: Iranian border guards killed one Pakistani national and injured another near the Pak-Iran border on Friday, an official said.

The incident happened in Balochistan's Panjgur district.

Fateh Bhangar, Commissioner Mekran Division told Dawn.com that Iranian border guards had opened fire on Pakistani territory.

"The Iranians resorted to unprovoked firing, killing one Pakistani national and injuring another," Bhangar said.

The commissioner said that the "injured Pakistani had received bullet wounds" and was brought to Panjgur hospital for treatment.

The victims were identified as local Pakistani tribesmen. The border was temporarily closed after the incident.

Meanwhile Pakistani officials have lodged a protest with their Iranian counterparts.

Recent attacks by Iranian guards in Pakistani territory and kidnapping of Iranian guards in February this year have undermined relation between the two neighbors.

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