Two civilians killed, 14 injured as India violates ceasefire in Shakargarh sector

Around a dozen mortar shells were fired from the Indian side of the border


Web Desk October 25, 2015
PHOTO: AFP

At least two civilians were killed and 14 others injured on Sunday after Indian Border Security Force (BSF) violated ceasefire at Shakargarh sector.

According to Express News, around a dozen mortar shells were fired from the Indian side of the border.

Chenab Rangers befittingly responded to Indian firing.

The deceased were identified as 14-year-old Aqeel and 10-year-old Saba.

Among the injured were Ashraf, Haider, Sajid, Abdul Sattar, Abdul Jabbar, Faisal, Hameeda and Rashida.

One killed as India violates truce again

The violations are in opposition to the agreement reached by Pakistani and Indian forces a month ago.

On September 11, Pakistani and Indian border forces had agreed to maintain restraint along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary, as they sought to defuse tensions that had been heightened in recent months by militant attacks that each side blames the other for.

Army chief slams India's 'cowardly' ceasefire violations 

The heads of BSF and Pakistani Rangers met in New Delhi had agreed to hold back cross-border firing and not to retaliate immediately to violations of a 15-year ceasefire, an Indian interior ministry official said.

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COMMENTS (5)

ghazaraah | 5 years ago | Reply Death of innocent is highly condemnable. Don't know who is telling the truth. But according to reports here first casualty 1 fatal and 3non fatal were persons working to repair fence. Pakistani casualty reports had follow thereafter. Let peace prevail
someone | 5 years ago | Reply Pakistani are frustrated by the complee ignorance from Indians government and want to remain relevant by increasing the tension by firing at border.Pathetic.
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