File Photo: Vehicles of ANF caught fire after drug smugglers attack near Pakistan's bordering town Mashkail near the Iranian border: Photo taken from Journalist Ali Raza Rind's Twitter account

Riaz Baloch: 

DALBANDIN: In a tragic incident on the border, four Pakistanis lost their lives and two others sustained injuries when Iranian forces opened fire on a vehicle in the border town of Mashkil Bacha Rai yesterday.

The deceased have been identified as Shukarullah, son of Qadir Bakhsh; Asghar Ali, son of Muhammad Akbar; Abdul Wasi, son of Mullah Sulaiman; and Dilawar, son of Muhammad Azim. The injured include Mahan Gul, son of Muhammad Saleem, and Akhtar, son of Abdul Baqi.

According to details, Iranian forces targeted the vehicle in the town, resulting in immediate fatalities and injuries. Local authorities have confirmed the deaths and reported that the injured individuals are receiving medical treatment.

Sources indicate that the firing incident occurred late last night in Tehsil Mashkil Bacha Rai, a border area known for its sensitive security situation. The motive behind the firing and the circumstances leading up to the incident are currently under investigation by local authorities.

Further details will be provided as the investigation progresses. The tragic event has heightened tensions in the region, underscoring the need for careful management of border security issues.

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