An elderly man was martyred while a woman sustained injuries in Indian shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday, according to Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) administration.
A local official said that the shelling began at 7:30am with the Indian regime firing mortar shells on civilians.
The victims have been identified as 70-year-old Nazeer Hussain Mughal and Shamim Akhtar, both belong to the Dheri village.
AJK officials also said that Indian troops were targeting educational institutions as elementary board exams are taking place.
As a result the examinations have been cancelled owing to the Indian ceasefire violations, they added.
FO summons Indian diplomat
In the wake of the incident the Foreign Office summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the LoC.
The latest casualties have brought the civilian death toll to at least 15 in the ongoing year, while another 64 have been injured, said officials.
Despite calls for restraint, India continues to indulge in ceasefire violations. In 2018, the Indian forces have carried out more than 400 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the Working Boundary.
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