Three Pakistanis killed by border forces

Iranian border authorities handed over the bodies of three Pakistanis to officials in the Pakistani border city of Taftan on Wednesday.

The three were reportedly shot dead by Iranian forces in the Chabar port area of Iran two days ago as they were trying to get to Dubai illegally. Two men with bullet injuries, Sattar Khan and Anwar Shah, were also handed over to Pakistani authorities.

“We have received the bodies of three Pakistani nationals on the Taftan border from Iranian authorities,” Rasool Bakhsh, an official said. He said the deceased - Mishal Khan, Mohammad Anwar and Gul Mohammad - were from Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Their bodies were sent to their home towns.

“Iranian forces opened indiscriminate fire on the Pakistanis who wanted to go to Dubai through Chabar,” one of the injured men told border officials.

Sources said Mishal Khan was a relative of the NWFP chief minister and he had crossed into Iran with four other people on Sept 8 from Mand town in Makran, the AKI reports.

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