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4 injured in Indian firing

January 09, 2002


SIALKOT, Jan 8: Four Pakistani villagers were seriously injured by the fresh Indian spell of heavy mortar shelling on Bholli Sumbali, a village in the Sialkot working boundary’s Bajwat sector, here, late on Tuesday evening.

According to official sources, Muhammad Safdar, Abdul Qayyum, Muhammad Ali, and Elahi Bux, were shifting to a safer place, following India-Pakistan tension, when they were hit by heavy mortar shells fired by the Indian forces, injuring them seriously.

They have been admitted to Sialkot CMH. As many as 17 houses were badly damaged in the village when, reportedly, the Indian security forces fired more than 27 heavy mortar shells.

Official sources confirmed that an Indian ammunition vehicle was destroyed in the sector by the Chenab rangers’s retaliatory fire.