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Pakistan says Iran has fired nine mortar rounds into its territory

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Nine mortar shells were fired onto Pakistani territory during the early hours of Saturday, Pakistan's Express Tribune reported.

The shells landed near populated areas, however, there were no reports of injuries or fatalities reported.

According to Assistant Commissioner Mehrullah Badini, who confirmed the incident, the shells were launched from a short distance from the Iranian border.

Iranian authorities, however, denied the allegations, claiming that the attack was unprovoked, and that a third party might be involved behind the incident in order to create chaos and confusion between the two neighboring countries.