Sialkot- At least five people were severely injured today in reported firing by Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) personnel along the working boundary in Sialkot.

The firing in Charwa and Chaparral sectors of Sialkot came as the 26th violation of the ceasefire agreement with the attack retaliated by Chenab Rangers.

The latest firing began last night and many houses in the area were damaged and a of livestock were also reported killed. The injured include three Pakistani civilians and two Chenab Rangers personnel.

In 2013, Pakistan and India had pledged to uphold the 2003 ceasefire accord which is left in tatters by repeated violations. Both countries have engaged in allegations, denials and counter allegations over the firing incidents. Last year, in a meeting, the DGMOs of the two countries had agreed to a number of steps to keep the ceasefire accord intact.