SIALKOT - At least two soldiers of Chenab Rangers and a civilian were injured seriously due to unprovoked, intensified shelling by Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) on border villages, including Chamat, Naseera, Nandpur, Jarwal, Harpal, Kotli Khawaja, Rangpur Jattan and Charwah, in Sialkot Working Boundary’s Charwah, Harpal and Sucheetgarh sectors on Monday.
According to the senior officials of Chenab Rangers, the Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) started intensified firing on the Sialkot border villages early on Monday morning, which continued for two hours, creating harassment and panic among the local people.
As a result of the firing, two jawans of Chenab Rangers, Muhammad Shams and Javaid Ahmed, (in Harpal Sector) and a civilian Muhammad Aslam were injured seriously, senior Chenab Rangers’ officials confirmed. They added the injured were admitted to Sialkot Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in critical condition.
The Indian shelling also killed a buffalo and a goat, besides creating harassment and panic among the local people.
According to the senior officials of Chenab Rangers, Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) started intensified shelling on Sialkot border villages at 7am on Monday, which continued for two hours.
The BSF used light machine guns (LMGs) and also fired mortar shells most of which fell into the fields and could not explode. Chenab Rangers retaliated in a befitting manner and silenced the Indian guns.
It was the 13th major incident of unprovoked Indian firing on Sialkot border villages during the current month. The BSF also targeted these Sialkot border villages for about six hours on Sunday.
Pakistan has expressed concern over this unprovoked shelling by Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) on the border villages along Sialkot Working Boundary and has also lodged a strong protest, the senior officials of Chenab Rangers said.