The Iranian border force fired six mortar shells at Pakistan’s bordering town of Mashkail in the early hours of Friday.
The official who requested anonymity said that there was no loss of life in the incident and that the mortar shells landed near Mashkail.
He said the Frontier Corps (FC) swiftly retaliated and fired mortar shells in response, bringing the firing from the Iranian side to an end.
Mortar shells fired by Iranian border personnel landed 3000 metres inside Pakistani territory. More troops were called to Mashkail and surrounding areas to effectively man the border.
Today’s incident comes a week after Iranian border guards attacked and killed an FC soldier and injured another three in Pakistan’s Mand area.