ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army soldiers befittingly responded to unprovoked Indian firing along the Line of Control (LoC) overnight Tuesday, leaving five troops dead and destroying four military posts on the other side of the de facto border.
“Five Indian soldiers have been confirmed to have shot and four Indian posts [were] destroyed at Bhimber sector,” sources in the military said.
During the cross-firing, at least two Pakistani civilians were also killed and another eight sustained injuries by the Indian shelling in Harpal and Chuprar sectors along the Working Boundary (WB), the military’s media wing ISPR said.
At least six civilians have been killed, and 21 injured as a result of Indian violations in less than a week. “Another civilian Sikander from Sona valley who was injured at LoC yesterday succumbed to his injuries at CMH Kharian today,” said the statement.
On Monday, two civilians, including a minor girl, were killed while seven others had sustained injuries as a result of the cross-border firing from the Indian side as the intermittent exchange of fire continued throughout the night.
Last week, a man was killed while five others — including three women — were injured when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the LoC.
India’s deputy high commissioner summoned
Meanwhile, the Foreign Office summoned Indian deputy high commissioner after the ceasefire violation.
The FO asked Indian authorities to investigate into the matter and instruct its troops to respect the ceasefire.