Five killed in Indian BSF firing near Sialkot: ISPR

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

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.

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Reader Comments (18)

  • iGo!
    Jul 16, 2015 - 11:06AM

    There she goes again, killing rampage of innocent villagers. As long as they have bought international papers, they will keep killing the Muslim & Christians.Recommend

  • omar cheema
    Jul 16, 2015 - 11:45AM

    aman ki asha??
    where are the indian shoe licking pseudo liberals now?Recommend

  • Prasanth nelli
    Jul 16, 2015 - 11:59AM

    Indian news papers are saying Pakistan has started unprovoked firing ..and Pakistan media saying india has started firing .. which one is true ? .. Recommend

  • moeed
    Jul 16, 2015 - 12:16PM

    it should be a tit for tat responseRecommend

  • samir
    Jul 16, 2015 - 12:20PM

    There goes Indian establishment again and will be supported by mouth piece TOI to derail SAARC summit next year. I have no clue what India is thinking.. but they are on a suicide mission for the region. Recommend

  • Tarun Kumar
    Jul 16, 2015 - 12:34PM

    The firing started after pak army snipers killed a BSF jawan in totally unprovoked manner. This is pak army’s way of sending a message to their civil government. Recommend

  • Uzair
    Jul 16, 2015 - 12:58PM

    @Prasanth nelli:

    The Pakistani newspaper’s posted the news 5 hours before the indians did
    So you decideRecommend

  • Vectra
    Jul 16, 2015 - 1:11PM

    This is nothing but if one looks closely pakistan is preparing for showcasing Indian involvement in pakistan in UNGA in September so they are preparing cases for that.
    Case No-1 : RAW bogey was raised and added to paper as point no 1
    Case No-2 : LOC Violation by India and added to paper as point no 2
    Case No-3 : India send drone and pakistan shot it down for protecting pakistans security and sovereignty and added to paper as point no 3
    Case No-4 : India Human rights Violation in Kashmir and added to paper as point no 4
    Case No-5 : MQM bogey raised and added to paper as point no 5 for RAW-MQM nexus.
    case No-6 : No evidence from India so Lakhvi was released and added to paper as point no6
    Case No-7 : To be followed as Sept yet to arrive.
    Case No-8 : To be followed as Sept yet to arrive.
    These artificial cases are prepared by pakistan itself,Satranz bhe pakistan ka aur Mohra bhi pakistan ka lekin Chall hoga India ka.These will not help pakistan in UN anyways.Recommend

  • Point
    Jul 16, 2015 - 1:48PM

    Yes and BBC is owned by Pakistan too. And today is Monday!!!Recommend

  • khan
    Jul 16, 2015 - 2:32PM

    They killed our innocent civilians. Pakistan should kill their terrorist military menRecommend

  • Vectra
    Jul 16, 2015 - 2:35PM

    Then “Secret pakistan” documentary and other terrorism allegation of BBC against pakistan is also right.So much of your trusted channel isn’t itRecommend

  • Vectra
    Jul 16, 2015 - 2:50PM

    Made in China drone

    Meanwhile, there are certain reports that allege that the spy drone belonged to Pakistan and not India. Media reports claimed that such drones are used by the Pakistan Police to monitor traffic, thereby opening up the possibility of the Pakistan Army having shot down one of its own drones.

    A report in Zee said Phantom drones can be bought off the shelf by anyone, including civilians – it’s of little use for the military.

    In July, another drone had crashed near the working boundary in Shakargarh sector, which was taken into custody by Pakistani security forces. The drone was operated by Pakistan Rangers, it was later clarified.Recommend

  • Waseem Sarwar
    Jul 16, 2015 - 4:33PM

    @Tarun Kumar:
    Did you saw that happening? I am afraid NO and are you expecting Indian forces to accept that they started firing first? These things are never clear so stop quoting your newspapers here. Recommend

  • fact
    Jul 16, 2015 - 6:28PM

    Keep enjoying how your anti-Pakistani movies make you happy about invading Pakistan when meanwhile all you are good at killing civilians with bat eyes while our forces are good at targeting your forces in head. Teach your forces to be men not dic-heads Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Jul 16, 2015 - 7:56PM

    @Prasanth nelli:
    No one will ever know.Recommend

  • Singh
    Jul 17, 2015 - 12:12AM

    Indian forces are honourable men that is reason they return 93000 eunuch in one piece.Recommend

  • Waham
    Jul 17, 2015 - 6:23AM

    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? Recommend

  • Stupid!
    Jul 17, 2015 - 12:21PM

    @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.Recommend

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