The Indian army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violations during the last 24 hours along the Line of Control (LoC) and caused serious injuries to six civilians, including a 15-year-old girl, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Saturday.
The military’s media wing said Indian troops used artillery and heavy mortars in the Sharda, Dhudnial and Shahkot Sectors along the LOC and deliberately targetted the civilian population in Bessan Wali and Chhari villages.
In a second incident, Indian troops targetted a village in the Nikial sector of the LoC.
Indian troops resorted to unprovoked Ceasefire Violations during last 24 hours using artillery and heavy mortars in Sharda, Dhudnial and Shahkot Sectors along LOC deliberately targeting Civilian population. Due to Indian Army’s indiscriminate fire of heavy weapons… (1/3)— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) April 11, 2020
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“Pakistan Army troops responded effectively with matching calibre and targeted those Indian Army posts which initiated fire,” ISPR said.
“In 2020, the Indian Army committed 708 Ceasefire Violations so far, in which 2 citizens embraced Shahadat while 42 sustained injuries.”
...In 2020, Indian Army committed 708 Ceasefire Violations so far, in which 2 citizens embraced shahadat while 42 sustained injuries. (3/3)— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) April 11, 2020
Earlier, 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 LoC.
The incidence of ceasefire violations along the LoC have seen an upsurge in recent months as tensions continue to soar between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.
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