Two civilians injured in Indian shelling along LoC

Army troops effectively respond to Indian firing, says ISPR


News Desk March 12, 2017
PHOTO: AFP

India resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Chirikot sector on Sunday, injuring at least two civilians of Chaffar village.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, a 60-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl were injured due to the unprovoked gunfire. Both the injured were shifted to civil hospital Abbaspur.

“Pakistani troops effectively responded to the Indian firing,” the military’s media wing said.

The violation came weeks after the cross-border firing left four women injured in Khui Ratta area along the LoC.

India violates ceasefire along LoC

Similarly on February 13, three army troops were killed as Indian forces violated the ceasefire in Thoob sector near Bhimber.

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

Army chief General Qamar Bajwa, on his visit to the border on February 21, termed the violations an attempt to distract Pakistan Army from its fight against terrorism.

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