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A view of the fenced border between India and Pakistan. — Photo by Reuters
A view of the fenced border between India and Pakistan. — Photo by Reuters

SIALKOT: A Pakistani civilian was injured on Sunday when Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) resorted to unprovoked firing on a Pakistan Rangers’ posts in Jarwal sector near the Sialkot working boundary, military sources said.

Pakistani forces responded to the shots as an intermittent exchange of fire took place with the use of heavy weapons along the working boundary. There were also some reports that firing from across the boundary killed several livestock and destroyed some buildings in the incident.

A day earlier, at least three Pakistanis including a woman were killed and 11 others were injured in Indian firing on villages along the Sialkot Working Boundary. The villages which were fired upon were Bajrah Garhi, Khadraal, Anula, Beeni, Sucheetgarh and Charwah.

Officials accused Indian forces of targeting the civilian population with mortar shells and light and heavy machine guns.

Separately, Indian media reported that Pakistani troops allegedly targeted at least 25 Border Security Force (BSF) posts in Jammu and Kashmir last night.

Indian soldier dies in clash

India's army clashed with suspected militants in India-held Kashmir close to the Line of Control (LoC), leaving one soldier dead, a military official said.

Soldiers encountered the militants who had crossed the de facto border into India-held Kashmir's Keran sector, some 150 kilometres northwest of the main city of Srinagar on Saturday night, the official said.

“In the resultant exchange of fire between army and terrorists, one soldier was injured who succumbed later (to his injuries),” defence spokesman Colonel NN Joshi said.

Joshi said another soldier was injured in a different clash with suspected militants on Sunday morning in a nearby forested area.

The incidents come days after Narendra Modi accused Pakistan of waging a proxy war in Kashmir as he visited the town of Kargil to inaugurate two hydropower stations in nearby Leh and Kargil.

During a period of one month, this is the 25th time that Indian forces have violated Line of Control (LoC) ceasefire.

Know more: Indian BSF soldier says he had 'comfortable' stay in Pakistan

Previously, Pakistan had returned an Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier as a good will gesture a day after, authorities in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) had received the body of a villager killed by Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC).

Comments (12) Closed

El Cid Aug 24, 2014 11:50am

The military should go and pick them up...since it can't defend them in the first place.

karan Aug 24, 2014 12:16pm

Both r firing ...

People from both countries are killing..

No profit nothing can b earned ..

We should think only abt development

Rather than talking abt distrupt regions

War brings always blood rather than any result..

Both r the son of the same mother Now taking on each other

We all need developed ind and pak

We never need any war

Keralite Aug 24, 2014 12:33pm

Fake story

Indiann muslim Aug 24, 2014 01:13pm

Jai India, respond them, Pakistan army is no matter for us, seeing only for civilians of my kashmir!!!

syam Aug 24, 2014 01:28pm

Indian news papers reported exactly opposite. Definitely either Indian army or Pakistan army are lying. Which source you could believe?

antu Aug 24, 2014 01:37pm

While one side stands for all that is good and pure other side is pure evil this is age old good v/s evil fight and evil alone triumphs in the end.

rocket singh Aug 24, 2014 01:57pm

Another way to diverge the attention of the people of Pakistan from the main cause of getting their country on the right track. Pak army won't gain anything. My advise..... India has one of the most clever politician at the centre. He might sound silent now....but will surely hit back. Don't test his patience.

Zak Aug 24, 2014 03:58pm

@karan agreed, that's why resolution of Kashmir is a must. A people bleeding, and others go about trading and ignoring, cannot happen. First things first.

Zak Aug 24, 2014 04:00pm

@syam that's why India should accept UNMOGIP present there to make the report and identify the violated.

sirtaz Aug 24, 2014 05:28pm

time has came to understand that india is in control of modi... not congress.... and its big truth ..if indian government will get angry then it will be major loss for our pakistan... they are potential power... even china cannot fight direct war with india...then where we pakistanis stand..?? its high time we should understand and carry our peace talk.... and solve our problem with peace...rather than war... if we will continue this types of ceasefire violation...then it will be biggest disaster for our country pakistan...hope our government and army understand this...

Justin Aug 24, 2014 07:14pm

Peace is better but every country must have foolpoof defence irrespectve of name of who leads the nation.

Haroon rashid khan Aug 25, 2014 12:32am

Pakistan should retaliate back, this is international boundary not the line of control.