QUETTA: Iranian border security guards fired mortar shells into Pakistani area near the border town of Taftan on Friday.

Official sources said that several mortar shells fired from across the Iranian border landed and exploded in the Talab area of Chagai district.

The explosions caused panic among area residents However, no casualty was reported as the shells landed and exploded away from human settlements.

Taftan Assistant Commissioner Subhan Dashti vsited the affected area along with the Levies personnel.

Pakistani officials lodged their protest with the Iranian border authorities over border violations.

Published in Dawn, January 19th, 2019