70-year-old martyred in Indian firing as LoC ceasefire violation continues

ISPR says Pakistani troops 'befittingly responded to silence Indian guns'

News Desk June 10, 2017
According to the ISPR data, Indian forces have violated ceasefire along the LoC over 400 times since the year began. PHOTO: Reuters/File

A 70-year-old man embraced martyrdom as Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing again along the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday.

"Indian CFV [ceasefire violation] continues. Today in Chrikot sector, 70-year-old Shabbir Khan of Polas Village embraced martyrdom," the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISPR) said in a statement.

"Pakistani troops befittingly responded to silence Indian guns," it added.

The incident came hours after Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited troops deployed along the LoC and was assured by them that no Indian misadventure shall go without a befitting response.

Army kills five Indian soldiers in ‘befitting’ response

Gen Qamar said the Pakistan Army was well aware of the security challenges and fully capable of responding to the threats “irrespective of the front”. He also praised the Kashmiris fighting the Indian occupation and oppression for their right to self-determination.

On June 3, the military said five Indian soldiers were killed and several more wounded in the Tatta Pani sector near Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The troops, it said, also destroyed several Indian army bunkers while retaliating to the unprovoked firing.

According to the ISPR data, Indian forces have killed at least five civilians and wounded another 30 on the Pakistani side of the LoC in more than 400 ceasefire violations since the year began.


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