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October 31, 2016

Two women among seven injured in intense Indian shelling

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October 31, 2016

SIALKOT: Seven persons including two women were injured in unprovoked mortar shelling on the Working Boundary here on Sunday by the Indian Security Forces (BSF) in the Shakargarh sector.

According to the Punjab Rangers, the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) resorted to unprovoked shelling. Seven persons identified as Manzur Ahmed (63), Allah Rakha (70), Muhammad Asif (35) in village Bhopalpur, Hafiz Muhammad Tahir (25), Nazia Bibi (30) in village Maqam Khurd, Shakeela Bibi (18), six-year-old Hussain in village Sakhu Chak were injured as several mortar shells exploded near their houses. 

Five injured persons were admitted to the Shakargarh THQ Hospital while two others Manzur Ahmed and Hafiz Muhammad Tahir were shifted to the Sialkot Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Sialkot, in critical condition.

The BSF continued shelling the Sialkot border villages in Chaprar, Harpal, Bajrah Garhi, Shakargarh and Charwah sectors. The Rangers said that the fire was retaliated with full force.

An Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) news release stated that intermittent exchange of fire continues at the Working Boundary in Harpar, Chuprar, Pukhlian and Shakargarh sectors since Saturday.

Pakistani troops are effectively targeting the Indian posts in response to the Indian firing. Meanwhile, the Indian claim of destroying Pakistani posts at the Line of Control (LoC) in Neelum Valley on Friday is totally untrue.