Monday, November 26, 2012

Pakistanis Protest 12 Mortar Rounds Fired From Inside of Iran Into Pakistan

You know, the Iranians really know how to make friends.  Government officials in Pakistan have lodged a formal complaint against Iran for the firing of at least 12 mortar rounds into Pakistan from inside of Iran.

It kind of makes my mouth water thinking about a skirmish between the Pakistanis and the Iranians - talk about the perfect scenario for both sides being obliterated.

The story comes from DAWN.

Pakistan protests Iran over cross-border mortars

QUETTA: Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar Durrani on Monday said Pakistan has recorded their dissent to the Iranian government over 12 mortars fired from Iranian territory into Chaghi District on Sunday night, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to media representatives, Durrani said that at least 12 mortars were fired from Iranian side at the Pakistan-Iran border area of Chaghi last night. However, there were no casualties reported.

He said that the Pakistani authorities have recorded an official protest with their Iranian counterparts over the incident, adding that the provincial home ministry has informed the foreign ministry about details of the incident.

The secretary said that a meeting between the two sides on the issue will be convened on Tuesday.

Target and purpose of the mortars is not ascertained as yet, he added.

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