SIALKOT - Several houses were damaged in unprovoked shelling by the Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) on Sialkot border villages in Bajwat, Chaprar and Shakargarh Sectors.

According to the senior officials of the Punjab Rangers, the Indian BSF continued firing on Chaprar, Banoot, Rangpur Jattan, Nandpur, Suragpur, Malaaney, Tool, Maadipur, Thathi of Chaprar Sector, Phookaliyaan, Patoli and surrounding villages of Bajwat Sector and Bara Bhai Masrur,  Chak Amru, Pindi Pomiyaan, Timber Chak, Sukmaal, Sakho Chak, Karol, Nangal, Bhopalpur, Balnoi, Jagwaal, Khuraal Kahna and surrounding villages of Shakargarh Sector intermittently in wee hours of Saturday, targeting the civilian population.

Indian BSF used automatic weapons, light machine guns besides firing short mortar shells and targeted the civilian population.

The walls of these houses were riddled by Indian bullets. Punjab Rangers officials said that the Indian BSF used automatic weapons and also fired several mortar shells while several shells landed at local fields and could not explode. No loss of life or injury was reported; the Punjab Rangers officials confirmed.

However, the Punjab Rangers retaliated effectively in befitting manners, making the Indian guns silent, the senior PR officials added. It was ceasefire violation on Sialkot Working Boundary by Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) after 14 months long silence.

On 28 August, 2015, the Indian BSF has started unprovoked shelling on Sialkot border village Kundanpur in Sucheetgarh Sector, where eight Pakistani citizens were martyred and more than 32 were injured seriously in the shelling.