Civilian martyred in Indian firing along LoC: ISPR

A woman also injured in latest ceasefire violation in Chirikot Sector

News Desk February 08, 2020
A woman also injured in latest ceasefire violation in Chirikot Sector. PHOTO: FILE

In yet another incident of ceasefire violation, a man was martyred and a woman sustained injuries when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing on civilian population along the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday, the military said.

The incident took place in Chirikot Sector, said the military’s media wing, the ISPR. “They targeted civilian population with artillery and mortar fire. An innocent citizen Mir Muhammad embraced shahadat (martyrdom) while a woman got injured in village Kakuta,” it said.

The injured were evacuated to a nearby medical facility for necessary medical care.

“Pakistan army troops responded effectively, targeting Indian post which initiated fire.”

Indian diplomat summoned over LoC fire injuring four civilians

Last week, a senior diplomat from the High Commission of India was summoned to the Foreign Office to register Pakistan’s strong protest over the ceasefire violations by Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC), resulting in serious injuries to four innocent civilians, including two women and a child.

The incidence of ceasefire violations along the LoC has seen upsurge in recent months with tensions continue to soar between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

Pakistan has cautioned the international community several times that India may stage some kind of ‘false flag’ operation to divert attention from the current unrest in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K).

For this purpose, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi wrote letters to the UN, urging the world body to take steps to prevent such a situation.


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