Eight injured in fresh cross-border firing by Indian troops

Four days ago shelling in the Kotli and Nikial sectors claimed the lives of two children.


MA Mir October 19, 2017
PHOTO: AFP

Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control in the Nikial sector resulting in the injury of eight people.

Heavy firing from across the border is still ongoing.

Four days ago shelling in the Kotli and Nikial sectors claimed the lives of two children.

The deceased were identified as Saad, 8, and Humayun, 14. Four others were injured, of who, three were children.

The Foreign Office’s Acting Director General of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Mohammad Faisal summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner (HC) on Sunday to condemn unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian army along the LoC.

In this year, 1,100 ceasefire violations have taken place along the LoC and Working Boundary, according to a Foreign Office statement.

As a result, 47 civilians have been killed and over 160 injured.

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