Pakistan on Tuesday accused Indian troops of intensifying violations and carrying out unprovoked firing along the border in the Pukhlian, Chaprar, Harpal and Charwah sectors near Sialkot.

A statement released by the Directorate of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said India was targeting areas populated by civilians.

In the last two weeks, ISPR said that due to Indian shelling, two civilians and a Rangers soldier were killed and 26 civilians injured on the working boundary and the Line of Control.

The statement said the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) also targeted 27 Pakistani posts in the same area in the last two days and fired almost 4000 mortar shells and 59, 000 rounds from machine guns. Pakistani troops have effectively responded to Indian firing, the ISPR said.