LoC tensions: Shelling in Nakyal Sector injures 6

Published: August 26, 2013
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Indian Army continues firing in the Nakyal Sector in Kotli. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Indian Army continues firing in the Nakyal Sector in Kotli. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Unprovoked firing from the Indian Army injured six civilians on Monday, Express News reported. 

Firing from across the border continued to target Nakyal sector in Kotli with Pakistan Army also responding to the firing from time to time.

“The nearby houses have been completely destroyed because of the shelling,” reported Express News correspondent.

Earlier on August 25, shells fired by Indian troops struck villages in Nakyal sector, some 200 kilometres south of Muzaffarabad, the capital of Kashmir, intermittently overnight. Three houses were damaged along with a car.

The Azad Kashmir (AJK) government has ordered a complete shut-down including the local schools within three kilometres of Line of Control (LoC). The institutions will remain close for an indefinite period.

The continuous violation of ceasefire agreement has terrorised locals. The two countries agreed to a ceasefire along the LoC in November 2003, but skirmishes have flared across the heavily-militarised Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border in Kashmir, in recent weeks, with both sides blaming each other for having violated the agreement.

However, Pakistan has maintained that it seeks to resolve all disputes with the neighbouring country through peace talks.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Umar
    Aug 26, 2013 - 2:57PM

    Would Pakistan ever respond!!??

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  • someone
    Aug 26, 2013 - 5:33PM

    Well, Pakistan started it, India is merely responding.

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  • Sandip
    Aug 26, 2013 - 6:12PM

    “However, Pakistan has maintained that it seeks to resolve all disputes with the neighbouring country through peace talks.”
    And Pakistan army keeps killing Indian soldiers from time to time to keep the pot boiling, stoke tensions and undermine the efforts of the Pakistani civilian leadership to seek a peaceful relationship with India.

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  • Aug 26, 2013 - 7:16PM

    Dont worry All Pakistani’s We are going to respond -_-
    Let me explain to you all Please do read
    1.Pakistan is strugling with its ecoomy
    2.Terrorism its fighting a war deep within
    3.You all think nawaz shariff is a coward well guess? what he wants to reply To this with anger but his defence secratary told him about some problem’s So dont worry we will respond

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  • Candid1
    Aug 26, 2013 - 7:47PM

    Nawaz Sharif should hand in his government’s resignation, as he has completely failed to protect Pakistanis from a known and visible enemy. @someone & @Sandip: No Pakistan did not start this, it was India that killed a Pakistani soldier on July 30. Besides, none of this would be happening if India had not invaded and occupied Kashmir, which by the way is Pakistani territory under terrorist Indian occupation.

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  • Pradhan
    Aug 27, 2013 - 10:35PM

    @Candid1:

    Non of this would have happened had Pakistan didn’t attacked J&K in 1947 and occupied the land that she occupies now. Start acknowledging facts.
    Reference Link

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