Indian forces launch unprovoked action at Sialkot sector

SIALKOT: Indian border security forces opened unprovoked and indiscriminate fire at the Bajwat sector of Sialkot working boundary in the wee hours of Friday.

Indian forces started firing and shelling at the Bajwat sector of Sialkot, targeting Pakistani check post of Bagh Shah Jamal at 4:15 am on Friday.

Panicked by shelling and gunfire, people rushed out of their houses. However, Punjab Rangers retaliated the Indian provocation with full force repelling them to cease the spell of gunfire and shelling.

There are no reports hitherto received regarding any casualties.

Meanwhile Indian media claimed that Indian border guards on Friday morning shot dead a suspected intruder trying to sneak into Indian territory from across the international border in Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir.

Border Security Force (BSF) troopers noticed suspicious movement in Pargwal sector along the international border, 40 km northwest of Jammu, at 4.15 am. On being challenged, the intruders fired at the BSF personnel manning the Rapura post in the area, IANS quoting sources said

Pakistani Rangers manning the border on the other side also opened fire adding that the BSF retaliated.

The exchange of fire lasted for about half-an-hour. One intruder was killed, the Indian news agency said

BSF told that search operation has been started in the area. It is pertinent to mention here that it is second incident of firing by the Indian Forces prior, Indian security forces had been conducted intermittent firing in Pakistani territory.

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