Five civilians sustained injuries on Thursday as Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire across the Working Boundary.
The “intense and heavy” exchange of fire continued for 11 hours on Harpal and Chaprar sectors on the Working Boundary, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
ISPR added that Pakistani troops responded “befittingly” to Indian firing and inflicted “heavy casualties” while targeting Indian posts.
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.