A civilian embraced martyrdom as Indian forces violated ceasefire along the Working Boundary in Phuklian sector on Wednesday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
According to the military’s media wing, Indian troops targeted civilians using mortars and automatic weapons. As a result, “innocent citizen Muhammad Zahoor, a resident of village Dewra embraced shahadat.”
Pakistan Rangers, the ISPR added, effectively responded and targeted Indian posts.
In another statement, the ISPR said Indian troops “intermittently” targeted civilian population in Chirikot and Kailer sectors along the Line of Control (LoC).
Ceasefire violations by Indian forces have been frequent since relations between the neighbouring countries worsened over unrest in Indian-held Kashmir and sentencing of Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav.
According to the Foreign Office, this year so far, Indian forces have carried out more than 700 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the Working Boundary, resulting in the death of over 30 civilians and injuries to 113.