2 civilians killed in Indian firing

SIALKOT, Oct 24 (APP): Two civilians, including a minor girl, were martyred while seven others received serious injuries due to unprovoked heavy shelling by the Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) on villages in Chaprar, Herpal and Pukhlian sectors of the Sialkot Working Boundary late Sunday night.

According to the Punjab Rangers spokesman, the Indian BSF violating ceasefire resorted to unprovoked firing and targeted the civilian population.

According to senior officials of the Punjab Rangers, people were sleeping in their homes when the Indian BSF resorted to unprovoked heavy mortar shelling on villages in Chaprar, Herpal and Pukhlian Sectors along the Sialkot Working Boundary.

Intermittent exchange of firing continued throughout night due to which an infant girl, Haniya (one and a half years old) daughter of Boota Ahmed in village Chaprar, and an old man, Muhammad Latif (63), in village Janglora Sialkot, were martyred.

Seven other civilians, including martyred girl’s mother Yasmeen Bibi (26) wife of Boota Ahmed (village Chaprar), Razia Bibi (45) wife of Shabir Ahmed (village Resmaan Chaprar), two brothers Babar Hussain (32) and Muhammad Kaleem (30), sons of Muhammad Sharif (village Jhumiyaan), Shakeela Bibi (28) wife of Muhammad Kaleem, Allah Ditta (35) son of Allah Rakha (Bajwat Sialkot) and Muhammad Bashir (80) son of Lal Din (village Merajkey) were seriously injured.

A number of houses were damaged by heavy mortar shells
fired by the Indian BSF.

According to the spokesperson of the Punjab Rangers, the Punjab Rangers befittingly responded, making the Indian guns silent.

The Rescue 1122 Sialkot officials shifted the injured to
Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Sialkot where the condition of
Yasmeen Bibi and Babar Hussain was stated to be critical.

The unprovoked Indian shelling also killed several cattle.