India resorts to 'unprovoked' firing along Working Boundary

According to ISPR, Pakistan Rangers Punjab 'responded effectively'


Kamran Yousaf February 06, 2017
A file photo of a Pakistan Army soldier. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Indian troops resorted to ‘unprovoked’ firing along the Working Boundary in Zafarwal sector on Monday, the military’s media wing, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

According to ISPR, Pakistan Rangers Punjab "responded effectively" to the firing which began at 8:30am.

Indian forces violate ceasefire along LoC

Last month, Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC), ISPR said. According to the military’s media wing, the Indian troops continuously violated the ceasefire as they fired across Jandrot, Nikyal, Baroh and Khanjar areas. “During the last 24 hours, Indian aggression continued unabated as the violation was reported five times,” the ISPR said.

Pakistan seeks UN probe into children’s killings 

According to Pakistan Army, Indian forces committed at least 178 ceasefire violations along the LoC and Working Boundary in 2016, killing 19 civilians and injuring 80 others.

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