At least six people, including four women, were killed and 20 others injured near the Working Boundary in Sialkot as Indian forces “resorted to unprovoked firing of mortars targeting civilians”, Dawn reported on Friday.
“Four people were killed by firing and mortar shelling in the village of Bini Sulariyan in the Charwah sector adding that the number of dead had risen to six people,”Dawn reported quoting officials.
The dead have been identified as Mariam Mahmood, Mariam Ishaq, Nafees Bibi, Khursheed Bibi, Ashraf Mansoor and Imran Ghani.
As per the report at least 20 people were also injured in the cross-border firing and shelling in the Harpal, Sajeetgarh and Charwah sectors.
“At least 20 people were also injured in the cross-border firing and shelling in the Harpal, Sajeetgarh and Charwah sectors, the media report said, adding that Indian forces have been targeting civilians in the area for the past week.
Pertinently, four civilians were injured as the armies of India and Pakistan traded heavy fire and shelling along the border in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.
According to an Indian police official, Pakistan opened fire in Arnia, RS Pura and Ramgarh areas of Jammu.
He said Indian army effectively responded to the firing.
The official said that four civilians were injured in the firing.
“Six livestock were killed, 34 injured in the shelling,” he said, adding that two houses were damaged as well.
727 civilians were evacuated from the residential areas in the wake of shelling, he said.
Yesterday, an army soldier was killed and three others were injured in a ‘sniper fire’ by Pakistan Rangers at Keran sector along the Line of Control in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police sources said.