SIALKOT

About 100 houses were badly damaged by the mortar shelling of Indian Border Security Forces on the border villages in Bajwat and Phookaliyaan sectors on Tuesday, the district administration disclosed on Wednesday.

Most of the injured out of total 22 were discharged from Sialkot Combine Military Hospital (CMH) after their medical treatment there. Three persons including two real brothers were martyred and 22 persons including women and children were injured seriously by the unprovoked intensified mortar shelling of Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) on Sialkot border villages.

Talking to newsmen, District Coordination Officer Dr Asif Tufail said that the district administration was surveying the damage cause to the properties due to the Indian shelling in Bajwat villages. He said that as per the initial reports, 100 houses were badly damaged by Indian BSF unprovoked mortar shelling in Sukhiyaal, Kachhi Maand, Rampur, Looni, Kheri, Bajwat, Kotli, Kaliyaal and Dhadiyaal villages.

He added that the shelling also killed 21 cattle besides injuring seriously 67 other cattle. He said that the veterinary teams gave medical treatment to these cattle injured by the shelling.

Earlier, after five-day long silence on the Working Boundary, the Indian shelling victims had started going back to shelled houses in Indian shelling hit Sialkot border villages in Bajwat and Phookaliyaan sectors.