Nine killed, 33 injured as Pakistan, India trade fire across LoC

RAWALPINDI: Nine people were killed and 33 were injured as Pakistan and India traded fire across the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday.
Four civilians were killed while three others sustained injuries when Indian Border Security Force (BSF) opened fire near the Sialkot working boundary, ISPR said in a statement.
The dead included Salima Bibi, 10-year-old Adeel Ahmed, four-year-old Hamad Ahmed from Dhamala village and 65-year-old Abdul Razzak from Tulsipur village.
The latest violation of ceasefire along LoC also injured 70-year-old Mohammad Ishaq from Tulsipur village, 72-year-old Mohammad Rashim from Dhamala village and 10-year-old Kashif from Harpal village.
ISPR also said there was firing from Indian side in Nakial, Karela, Kot Kettera, Hot Spring and Jandrot sectors. No casualty was reported in these areas.
According to ISPR, Pakistan Rangers effectively responded to ‘unprovoked firing’ by BSF.
While in India, police told that Pakistan Rangers fired mortar shells at villages and border posts in Indian Kashmir, killing five villagers and injuring at least 30 more.
Casualties in Indian Kashmir occurred when shells landed near a bus stand and houses in the Arnia sector of the southern Jammu region, police director general K Rajendra told.
“The firing started (Sunday) night. It’s continuing intermittently,” Rajendra told