District: (Indian BSF resorts to unprovoked heavy mortar shelling)

SIALKOT: The Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) resorted to unprovoked heavy mortar shelling on Sialkot border villages Charwah, Joyiaan, Harpal, Anula, Akhnoor, Ruraki Awanaan, Mairajkey, Kotli Khawaja, Dhamaala, Bajra Garhi, Umeraanwali, Thathi Meendarwal, Rangor, Bhagiyaari and surroundings in Bajra Garhi, Harpal, Umeraanwali, Mairajkey and Charwah Sectors of Sialkot Working Boundary here on Monday early morning.

After a week-long lull, the Indian BSF started shelling Sialkot border villages at about 01:00 a.m. which remained continued till 06:00 am intermittently.

The Chenab Rangers retaliated effectively in befitting manners, making the Indian guns silent, the senior officials of Chenab Rangers said.

No injury or death was reported, in this fresh spell of Indian BSF shelling on Sialkot border villages. According to senior officials of the Chenab Rangers in Sialkot, the Indian BSF, in this fresh spell of heavy mortar shelling, again targeted the civilian population in Sialkot border villages in Bajra Garhi, Umeraanwali, Harpal, Mairajkey and Charwah Sectors of Sialkot Working Boundary.

Some local people told that several heavy mortar shells fired by Indian BSF landed into the local fields which could not explode there. Local people added that the Indian bullets and mortar shells hit several empty houses of the local people and damaged several houses in this fresh spell.

The senior officials of the Chenab Rangers said that Indian BSF on Monday morning targeted the civilian population in Sialkot border villages in the above mentioned sectors along the Sialkot Working Boundary with small and big weapons, besides firing heavy mortar shells there by again violating the Ceasefire Accord.

Majority of the local people had shifted to the safer places with their cattle to avert Indian shelling. The affected people were of the view that the Indian BSF usually resorting to unprovoked intensified shelling on Sialkot border villages along the Sialkot Working Boundary from the dusk (in the evening), which remained continued almost for the whole of the nights till the dawn (morning).

They said that they had been spending their restless and sleepless nights in the fields or other open places in such harsh weather.

They reach back to their homes in the morning and in every evening they had to return back to the nearby fields, open areas to save their lives from Indian shelling. They said that Indian BSF was unabatedly targeting the civil population in Sialkot border villages.

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