Two civilians martyred, two others injured in Indian firing along LoC

Published: April 26, 2018
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Two men who were martyred have been identified as Rafique and Wazir while a Jannat Bibi along with Mohammad Usman were wounded in the incident, according to Chaudhry Guftar, deputy commissioner Bhimber. PHOTO: REUTERS

Two men who were martyred have been identified as Rafique and Wazir while a Jannat Bibi along with Mohammad Usman were wounded in the incident, according to Chaudhry Guftar, deputy commissioner Bhimber. PHOTO: REUTERS

MUZAFFARABAD: Two civilians were martyred and two others injured from Indian firing along the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The Indian posts targeted civilians using heavy automatic weapons, mortars and anti-tank guided missiles in Village Bramla, as well as, the Thub, Banchiran and Padhar sectors.

The Pakistan Army retaliated by targeted these Indian posts.

Two men who were martyred have been identified as Rafique and Wazir while a Jannat Bibi along with Mohammad Usman were wounded in the incident, according to Chaudhry Guftar, deputy commissioner Bhimber.

“Pakistani troops deployed in the area are giving a befitting response to Indian aggression, the official said.

Measures to protect LoC population demanded

The Indian army has carried out 1,970 ceasefire violations in 2017.

With the situation just as dire in 2018 as India has breached the truce agreement between the two countries more than 400 times in the first two months alone.

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Muhammad Masood Khan, as well as, acting Prime Minister Chaudhry Tariq Farooq condemned the Indian firing and expressed their sorrow over the loss of precious lives.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Sunil K
    Apr 27, 2018 - 1:33AM

    1970 violations in a single year (2017). There’s only 365 days in a year, so that averages 5 in a day. Perhaps a call to prayer.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Apr 27, 2018 - 9:50AM

    Sad.Recommend

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