ISLAMABAD: Pakistani officials on Sunday accused Indian troops of killing a civilian and wounding four others in “unprovoked firing” across the border in Punjab.
Pakistani officials said the latest firing came from an area in the south of the Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, facing the district of Sialkot. “A civilian embraced martyrdom and four others were wounded when Indian Border Security Force (BSF) resorted to unprovoked firing in Charwa and Harpal sectors overnight and today,” a senior military official told AFP. “Pakistan Rangers effectively responded to Indian BSF fire” near Sialkot, the official said on condition of anonymity.
According to Pasrur Assistant Commissioner Tauqeer Ilyas Cheema, the Indian security forces resorted to intense shelling on Sialkot’s border villages of Harpal, Thathi Khurd, Theekariyaal, Jarwal and Charwah in the wee hours of Sunday when the local people were busy with Sehr. Several Indian shells hit the house of a farmer, Muhammad Ansar, in village Harpal-Pasrur, seriously injuring his wife, daughter and son. Another woman of the same village was also injured due to the shelling, he added. The Rescue-1122 officials shifted the injured to CMH Sialkot. Earlier this month Indian police accused the Pakistani army of killing a soldier and injuring seven other people during firing along the border in the same region.
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