Civilian killed in Indian across-border firing

Another innocent life lost to Indian irresponsible attitude, DG ISPR says

News Desk February 07, 2017
Indian Border Security Force soldiers patrol along the India-Pakistan border fence about 27 KM from Wagah on January 13, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

A civilian injured by Indian firing along the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday succumbed to his injuries.

"Victim labourer of Indian fire in Khuiratta sector today succumbed to injuries. Another innocent life lost to Indian irresponsible attitude," DG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor said on twitter.

Earlier today, the military’s media wing said Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing at the sector, injuring 20-year-old Ashfaq who was rushed to hospital for treatment. The statement added that Pakistan Army responded to the unprovoked firing in a fitting manner.

India resorts to 'unprovoked' firing along Working Boundary

On Monday, Indian troops resorted to firing along the Working Boundary in Zafarwal sector, with Pakistan Rangers Punjab "responding effectively" to the aggression.

Last month, Indian forces violated the ceasefire as they fired across Jandrot, Nikyal, Baroh and Khanjar areas. Indian aggression continued unabated as the violation was reported five times.

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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