Iran showers missiles on Pak border after terrorists kill 25 Shia pilgrims

10 June 2014

Iranian border forces today allegedly fired at least 24 rockets that landed near a Frontier Corps post in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province.

Over two dozen rockets were fired from the Iranian side, which landed in an area 60 km south east of Mashkel tehsil of Washuk district, Balochistan, Frontier Corps spokesperson Khan Waseh said.

The was in apparent retaliation after militants killed at least 25 Shia pilgrims returning from Iran in a twin suicide bombing attack in the Pakistani town of Taftan, which is near the border with Iran.

FC troops fired mortar rounds and LMG fire in retaliation to the Iranian firing. No casualties have been reported, he said.

The pilgrims had stopped at two hotels in the border area of Taftan when the militants attacked them with guns and bombs.

Waseh said the rockets fired by Iranian forces had landed two kilometres west of a FC post.

Earlier today, Iran closed its border with Pakistan for an indefinite period following the attack in Taftan.


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