Indian fire martyrs Pakistani girl in Kashmir

By AFP
Published: September 2, 2017
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MUZZAFARABAD: A five-year-old girl was martyred on Saturday after she was hit in the head by a bullet fired by Indian troops in Kashmir.

The incident took place in Polas village at Abbaspur sector on the Line of Control (LoC). “A five-year-old girl was walking outside her house when a lone bullet fired by Indian troops pierced through her head,” local government official Tahir Mumtaz said.

The girl was rushed to hospital but died on the way, he said, adding that villagers held a protest rally and condemned the firing on the day they were celebrating Eidul Azha.

Another government official Sardar Sajid confirmed the casualty.

In November, at least nine people were killed when Indian cross-border fire hit a passenger bus in the Neelum Valley, the same region where four Pakistani troops were allegedly killed.

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  • Jawad
    Sep 2, 2017 - 6:12PM

    One day muslims will rise once again in India and divide that occupied land by hindus into many nations. Already two Muslim nations came out of india many more will come Recommend

  • Faisal
    Sep 2, 2017 - 7:55PM

    So sad. RIP.
    Let us maintain peace on the border for the sake of these poor people.Recommend

  • Bhanu Teja
    Sep 2, 2017 - 8:48PM

    Its very sadRecommend

  • Giri
    Sep 2, 2017 - 10:57PM

    Collateral damage. Conflict is costly for every one. Pakistan should not get obsessed with Kashmir. We need to move on with reality. It is part of India.Recommend

  • Shakti
    Sep 3, 2017 - 6:15AM

    I don’t understand why families are not relocated from the LoC across both sides. This is so unfortunate if it is true. Recommend

  • Tyggar
    Sep 3, 2017 - 1:33PM

    @Jawad:
    Any country created by Muslims on the basis of religion will end up a basket case like PakistanRecommend

  • Faisal
    Sep 4, 2017 - 2:24PM

    after facing humiliation at the hands of China in Dokolom, this was expected; the Indians will fire across LoC to try to find relief in their humiliation and the innocent get martyred. India, disgusting India! Recommend

  • Moni
    Sep 4, 2017 - 10:21PM

    It is obvious that to kill a 5 year old across >300 yds, with a single head shot, telescopic sights & sniper rifle would have been used.
    Also obvious is that the brutal Indian Armed Forces soldier and his officers must have known, that the target is a 5 year old baby, dressed for Eid, playing in her courtyard.

    Rest in Peace little angel.
    You were unfortunate to have born in a country whose heartless & shameless leadership is on holidays in England, possibly doing business with the same Indians.Recommend

  • Tyggar
    Sep 5, 2017 - 2:17PM

    @Moni:
    Have you heard of the term “stray bullet”?Recommend

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