SIALKOT - A bomb disposal squad has defused a high-intensity Indian-made mortar shell, averting the Pasrur tehsil area from heavy disaster.

Reportedly, some local villagers found the shell in seasonal Nullah Dek near village Chahoor-Phalora and informed the local police about it. The bomb disposal squad defused it and said that the shell was India-made and weighing 8 kilogrammes. It had been used by the India army during the 1971 War. They added the shell was rusting but still alive.

The other day, the bomb disposal squad had defused two anti-tank landmines near village Jandiyala-Pasrur. According to the police, these mines were also India-made, weighing 14 pound each, which reached here in Nullah Dek in the flow of the September 2014 floods from India.