A man was killed in unprovoked mortar shelling by Indian forces on villages in Phuklian sector along the Sialkot Working Boundary on Wednesday.

According to officials of the Punjab Rangers , personnel of India’s Border Security Force resorted to intensified mortar shelling on Sialkot villages, targeting the civilian population.

A statement issued by the Foreign Office identified the man as Muhammad Zahoor.

“India's deliberate targeting of civilians is condemnable. Indian actions are detrimental to peace in region,” the statement added.