QUETTA, Jan 3: Police on Tuesday charged three Iranian border guards with the murder of a Pakistani man shot dead on Sunday in a cross-border attack in the country's southwest.

The three guards were held on Sunday night in Balochistan along the Iranian border after they allegedly crossed the frontier and shot at a car, killing a Pakistani.

Police said they had charged the Iranians following a written complaint from the father of the victim. “We have registered a murder case against the three Iranians and will present them in court,” said Abdul Malik, officer in charge of the Mazan Sar Mashkail area, where the three were arrested.

A brother of the victim was wounded by gunshots in the incident, police said.

The Iranians reached the area in Washuk district, 3km inside Pakistan, where they opened fire on a vehicle they were chasing, according to officials in the province. Mazan Sar Mashkail is around 600km southwest of Quetta.

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