Five killed in Indian BSF firing near Sialkot: ISPR

ISPR says BSF resorted to unprovoked firing on Working Boundary in Chaprar sector near Sialkot


Web Desk July 16, 2015
The security personnel opened fire and shelling at the Chaprar sector causing the casualties. PHOTO: AFP

Five people were killed and dozens others injured as India's Border Security Force (BSF) resorted to unprovoked firing along the Working Boundary near Sialkot on Thursday.

"Ghulam Mustafa, 45, Rahat and Boota, residents of village Malana and Salehpur villages were killed due to Indian BSF's unprovoked firing on Working Boundary in Chaprar sector near Sialkot," the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

"Pakistan Rangers befittingly responded to Indian fire," the ISPR added.

Further, Zareena, 18, died at the Line of Control in Neza pir sector near Rawlakot.

Read: Pakistan Army shoots down Indian 'spy drone'

The incident comes a day after an Indian 'spy drone' used for aerial photography was shot down by Pakistan Army near Bhimber along the Line of Control.

The incidents took place despite an ice breaking meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Russia on July 10.

In a joint statement issued after the talks, the two countries had decided to arrange meetings of senior military officials to lower tensions along the LoC, a de facto border that divides Jammu and Kashmir.

Read: Pakistan responds to India's 'unprovoked' firing at working boundary

It is not clear whether the latest incident will have any impact on the proposed interaction between the two militaries.

Further, the Indian high commissioner in Islamabad was summoned to the Foreign Office on Thursday. Foreign office spokesperson Qazi Khalilluah confirmed on Wednesday evening that the Indian diplomat had been summoned and that the issue of the ‘Indian spy drone’ and violation of Pakistan airspace would be raised.

COMMENTS (18)

Stupid! | 6 years ago | Reply @Singh: Honorable Men don't break other countries and celebrate, accept and promise keep doing such sinister act. BTW.., those were BD stationed CORPs and suppose to be returned ASAP which you kept for years. It's wasn't your war. Stop greasing-up yourself for sponsoring terrorism in neighboring countries. Didn't Your watch your "honorable man" minister just claimed it on tv.
Waham | 6 years ago | Reply Actually, renowned media companies like TOI, BBC say that Pakistan started the attacks, they killed Indian civilians first, while the Indians killed ours in reply. They have also sent a warning for us. Just don't know why the Pakistani media never tells the truth?
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