10 Kashmiri schoolgirls injured as India continues ceasefire violation along LoC

Incident comes a day after two women killed in Sialkot sector

News Desk January 19, 2018
Indian army soldiers patrol near the Line of Control, a ceasefire line dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan, in Poonch district in this August 7, 2013 file photo. PHOTO: REUTERS

At least 10 schoolgirls sustained injuries as Indian troops opened fire along the Line of Control (LoC), a day after two women were shot dead in Sialkot's Chaprar sector.

India forces targeted the Chahi Samahni sector, injuring the girls, one of whom is stated to be in critical condition, Express News reported on Friday.

The critically injured girl, identified as Chaman, a student of grade 5, has been admitted to the district headquarters hospital in Bhimber.

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On Thursday, two women were shot dead and five people were injured in cross-border firing along the working boundary.

Earlier on Friday, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian troops.

On January 15, four Pakistan Army soldiers embraced martyrdom as Indian soldiers fired a heavy mortar round on them in Jandrot and Kotli sectors of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.


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