Two Pakistani civilians killed by Indian forces

SIALKOT: In a major escalation in violation of ceasefire, two Pakistani civilians including a woman were killed and four others injured when Indian troops opened unprovoked fire and shelling on villages along the Sialkot working boundary early on Saturday morning.

In Charwa and Chaparral sectors of Sialkot, heavy weapons and mortar shells were fired early in the morning by the Indian forces. Chenab Rangers retaliated, and the exchange of fire continued till 7am. Pakistan’s Chenab Rangers responded to the firing in a befitting manner that silenced Indian guns

A woman named Nazia was killed while her two daughters were severely injured in the attack. Several houses were also damaged and a number of livestock were killed.

Ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and working border between Pakistan and India continue intermittently, with casualties reported on both sides of the border.

According to Indian media reports, shelling and firing took place on 22 border outposts and 13 villages, killing two civilians and injuring six others including a BSF jawan along the International Border in Jammu sector.INP


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