Two killed, 7 injured as India resorts to 'unprovoked firing' along Working Boundary

ISPR says one-year-old girl among killed

News Desk October 24, 2016
A file photo of a Pakistan Army soldier. PHOTO: AFP

Two civilians, including a minor girl, were killed and seven others injured as Indian roops resorted to unprovoked firing in Harpal, Pukhlian and Charwah sectors along the working boundary, ISPR said on Monday.

"Indian troops resorted to unprovoked  firing and shelling which was befittingly responded to by Pakistan Rangers Punjab in Harpal, Pukhlian and Charwah sectors on working boundary," ISPR said. "Intermittent exchange of firing continued throughout night."

LoC skirmishes: Man killed as India violated ceasefire twice

The man killed in the firing has been identified as Muhammad Latif, resident of Janglora village, while the minor has been identified as one-and-a-half year old Haniya. The injured civilians have been shifted to CMH Sialkot.

Last week, a man was killed while five others — including three women — were injured when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control, according to an ISPR statement.

The victim was identified as Abdul Rehman, 28, resident of Palani village while the injured included a minor girl, the statement added. They all belonged to the Palani village.

Meanwhile, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said India had violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) at Karela sector twice.

Pakistan responds to India's 'unprovoked' firing at Working Boundary in Punjab

In his tweets on an official Twitter account, Zakaria said: “These violations were responded by the Pakistan Army in a befitting manner.” These violations started at midnight on October 19 were met by a befitting response from our side, he tweeted.

On Monday, Zakaria had alleged that India has committed more than 90 ceasefire violations in 2016. “During 2016, India violated ceasefire more than 90 times. This must stop,” he tweeted.


Parvez | 7 years ago | Reply This situation is only going to get Nov 2nd approaches.
Yogesh | 7 years ago | Reply India should step up the offensive to get a logical solution.All out war is the only solution. Thanks Modiji....
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