• Thursday 20th June 2019

Iranian Forces Killed Eight Traders Near Pakistan By Mohammad Zafar

Six cattle traders from the Pakistani side of Balochistan were returning home after delivering cows to their customers in Iranian Balochistan when they were chased and fired upon by Pasdaran (Revolutionary Guards of Iran). All six died instantly.

QUETTA: Iranian forces killed eight traders and injured another in the northeast of Chabahar port city, close to Pakistan, in the early hours of Thursday.

Six cattle traders from the Pakistani side of Balochistan were returning home after delivering cows to their customers in Iranian Balochistan when they were chased and fired upon by Pasdaran (Revolutionary Guards of Iran). All six died instantly.

Four other travellers from Bahu Kalat and Dashtiyari sub districts, north of Chabahar, also came under fire. Two of them were killed while as many injured in the attack. The victims were travelling in two vehicles.

The incident took place on Zaran hills – an area between Iranian Chabahar district and Gwadar in Pakistan. The area is one of the largest border trade routes between the two countries with over 400 cargo vehicles shuttling daily. It is also used by smugglers and clashes with Iranian forces are common in the region.

“It was midnight when these traders from Gwadar were returning after delivering about a dozen cows to their customers in Bahu Kalat area. They were chased by Pasdaran while crossing the border on foot,” a resident of Chabahar said when reached by telephone.

“Two brothers, Hassan Yousuf and Meeran Yousuf, from Dimpak village in Bahu Kalat also came under attack. Hassan sustained serious injuries, while his brother escaped unhurt.”


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