SIALKOT - With the killing of seven Pakistani soldiers in Indian firing, tension in the Sialkot border areas including Bajwat, Chaprar, Sucheetgarh, Harpal, Bajra Garhi, Merajkey, Umeraanwali and Charwah sectors has mounted.

The seven soldiers were killed in unprovoked Indian shelling on Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday.

According to the local people, most of the people, living in Sialkot border villages, have again shifted to the safer places in Sialkot city and its surroundings.

They had recently returned to their houses badly shelled by Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) during a period from October 20 to November 4. “Now, they were again back to the safer places along with their cattle after leaving their houses.

They said that the morale and spirit of the Pakistani people living in the Sialkot border villages are very high. However, they added that India is a cunning enemy, which could start shelling in the Sialkot border villages by targeting the civilian population anytime. Thus, they said, the locals were moving towards the safer places along with their cattle.