Four civilians injured as Indian forces target village with mortars along LoC

Pakistani troops effectively responded to firing, silencing Indian guns, the ISPR says

News Desk May 06, 2017
Indian Border Security Force soldiers patrol along the India-Pakistan border fence about 27 KM from Wagah on January 13, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

Four civilians including a minor child were injured as India targeted a village along the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday evening, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

"Indian troops committed ceasefire violation and targeted civilians with mortars in village Thruti in Nikiyal sector at LoC. Four civilians injured," said a statement of the military's media wing.

It added that Pakistani troops effectively responded to the firing, silencing Indian guns.

The names of those injured in the incident are Barkat wife of M Nazir, 65, Ihsan Naseer son of M Naseer, 12 yrs, Naseer Ahmad s/o Nazir Ahmad, 42 yrs and Farzana Kausar w/o M Naseer, 35.

Troops urged for befitting response to India's continuous ceasefire violations

On March 18, a 60-year-old woman was killed in unprovoked Indian firing in the Kot Kehtera sector along the Line of Control (LoC).

Both sides routinely accuse each other of violating the 2003 ceasefire agreement along the LoC. However, it is impossible to verify claims from either side due to lack of access to the heavily militarised zone.

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


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