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Two Pakistani killed in firing by Iran security forces

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Two Pakistanis were killed when Iran's border security forces fired at a group of people allegedly trying to enter the country illegally, according to a media report.

On April 12, a group of 15 Pakistanis belonging to different cities of tried to illegally enter Iran, Express Tribune reported.

The fired on the people who crossed the border, killing two. Iranian force then arrested five people, while the remaining eight disappeared after crossing the border, it said quoting Pakistani authorities

According to reports, Iranian authorities have handed over the bodies and arrested people to Levies Force.

Levies officials shifted the bodies to the in Gwadar.

The deceased were identified as Shahzeb Khan Wali, 27 and Omar Sadiq, 27, both belonging to Bannu area of province.

Those who were arrested were also moved to Gwadar. The arrested included Wahid Khan, and from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, belonging to Karachi and from Jhang.

This is the second incident in a month involving Pakistanis trying to illegally enter

In March, two Pakistani youths, who were illegally going to to travel from Iran, were killed by the Iranian forces.

Every year thousands of people from and illegally travel to to find a job in

Last year, 20 people from were killed by a banned organisation in Turbat after they were kidnapped.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 14:05 IST
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