One killed in Indian firing along LoC: ISPR

ISPR says Muhammad Akhtar,30, was killed when he was collecting sand from Poonch river

Web Desk August 23, 2015
A file photo of Indian security forces across the LoC. PHOTO: AFP

A 30-year-old man killed in Buttal sector along the Line of Control (LoC) as Indian Border Security Force resorted to 'unprovoked' firing once again on Saturday evening.

"A civilan, Muhammad Akhtar son of Afzal, resident of village Dhur Bazari, was killed due to Indian unprovoked firing along LoC in Buttal sector," Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

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Akhtar was shot by Indian troops when he was collecting sand from Poonch river, the statement added.

Earlier this month, Indian security forces killed a 70-year-old woman in Nakial sector. According to a statement from Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, Indian troops yet again resorted to unprovoked firing in Nikial Sector in district Kotli on Wednesday, killing 70-year-old Nooran Begum, wife Lal Muhammad.

Read: Unprovoked Indian firing killed one, injured three along LoC: ISPR

According to the military’s media wing, India has been continuously violating the ceasefire agreement along the LoC and the Working Boundary in Sialkot. So far, as many as 10 people have been killed in over 70 ceasefire violations by Indian forces since July.


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