SIALKOT

The Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) resorted to unprovoked heavy shelling on Pakistani bordering villages including Abiyal Dogar, Thakerpurin and Chak Bheeka in Shakargarh Sector along Sialkot Working Boundary here Monday evening, badly damaging several houses of local villagers.

It was the first bout of shelling by Indian BSF after it had nailed a “spy” Pakistani pigeon, which had entered Indian territory “illegally” while flying over the Sialkot Working Boundary through Shakargarh Sector .

According to Sialkot based senior officials of the Chenab Rangers, the Indian BSF started heavy shelling on Pakistani villagers in Shakargarh Sector in the evening at 05:30 pm, which was continued till filing of this report.

The ranger officials added that the BSF targeted civilian population, damaging houses of locals badly.

Seven Indian mortar shells landed in fields and could not explode. The Indian shelling created panic and harassment among local population.

The Chenab Rangers retaliated instantly in befitting manners, making the Indian guns silent, the CR officials added.

No injury or loss of life reported, the senior Chenab Rangers officials confirmed.

It is the second incident of shelling by Indian BSF during the last 17 days on bordering villages along Sialkot Working Boundary.

On May 15, 2015, the BSF heavily shelled bordering villages in Charwah Sector.

It is to be noted that it has become a tradition of the BSF to shell bordering villages along Sialkot Working Boundary on every religious festival or occasion since 2013 as now Shab-e-Barat is around the corner.