SIALKOT, Aug 28: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif said India has blatantly violated the ceasefire along Working Boundary and Line of Control (LoC). His statement came shortly after nine civilians, including a woman and child, were killed and 46 others wounded at working boundary due to unprovoked Indian shelling on Friday morning. According to the ISPR, 24 women and 11 children were among the injured. “India has crossed all limits to terrorise Pakistani civilian population disregarding international conventions and norms,” General Sharif said. “We can sense a definite linkage between terrorism being sponsored by India in various parts of Pakistan and belligerence along the LoC and working boundary,” he said. He added that Indian firing and violation targeting civilians is highly unprofessional, unethical, irresponsible and cowardly act. The army chief visited Rangers Headquarters, where he briefed about the unprovoked Indian shelling. The COAS appreciated the high morale of deployed troops and civilians and commended Rangers’ befitting response. Indian BSF also targeted the ambulances and not allowed them to reach border villages for shifting the injured to the Sialkot CMH. According to the Sialkot District Coordination Officer (DCO) Dr. Asif Tufail, the local people were sleeping in their homes when the Indian BSF started unprovoked intensified mortar shelling on border villages, killing at least nine civilians on the spot besides injuring 46 other persons there. DCO added that five persons were killed by Indian shelling in Sialkot border village Kundanpur-Sucheetgarh, where Mehmood Aslam, Tasleem Ashraf, Shehzad, Waqas and Irshad Bibi were killed when the Indian mortar shells hit their houses badly killing them on the spot before the Fajar prayers there.