BSF soldiers patrol border at India-Pakistan International Border Post– File Photo

RAWALPINDI: As many as six Pakistani civilians, including two women and a child, were seriously injured due to small arms firing and mortar shelling by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) at village Surkhpur at Chuprial sector, 10 kilometres from Sialkot at 2000 hours Thursday evening.

According to a Pakistani military official, the injured were shifted to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Sialkot.

Moreover, Times of India reported that a Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed in the incident.

Sources said the firing started around 730pm (IST) and went on intermittently.

Reports said some families from villages close to the zero line had started moving to safer places.

This was the eighth ceasefire violation in the past 10 days. The two countries had reached a ceasefire agreement in 2003.

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