MIRPUR: Two civilians, including a woman, were seriously injured when Indian troops opened unprovoked firing on Battal village of Azad Kashmir (AJK) on Wednesday. The targeted area, located on the Pakistani side of the Line of Control within sub division Hajeera, comes within the territorial jurisdiction of district Rawalakot. Police sources, quoting official reports received at the police control room, told The Express Tribune that Indian troops resorted to indiscriminate firing on areas inhabited by a civilian population in Battal sector without any provocation. The firing was reported to have started at 2.55 pm and lasted for three hours intermittently. As a result two local residents, identified as Samiullah and Zeenat Begum, were wounded. The injured were rushed to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Rawalakot where their condition is stated to be critical.
Published In The Express Tribune, June 14th, 2012.