Pakistan accuses India of intense firing, shelling

Pakistan's Defense Ministry on Wednesday said Indian border forces carried out intense firing and shelling of Pakistan army posts at the border known as the "working boundary" near Sialkot during the last two days.

Spokesman Maj. Gen. Asim Bajwa said Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing on 31 posts in the Pukhlian, Chaprar, Harpar and Carhwah sectors.

He said that the Indians fired 4,000 mortar shells and 59,000 machine-gun rounds.

"Pakistani troops have effectively responded to the Indian firing," he said.

According to the Pakistani military, two civilians and one ranger soldier have been killed and 26 civilians injured at the working boundary and the Line of Control during the last two weeks.

Indian media earlier claimed that the Indian border troops had carried out an operation against militants from Pakistan-administered Kashmir who had seized posts inside Indian-administered Kashmir.