Pakistani soldier killed, civilians injured in Indian firing

Line of Control

Line of Control

By Nasir Aijaz
Asian Representative

Islamabad: A Pakistani soldier was killed and two civilians injured after Indian troops resorted to “unprovoked” firing from across the Line of Control in Baroh and Chirikot sectors, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday.

According to ISPR, Sepoy Naimat Wali embraced shahadat, while two women in Serian village got injured.

“Pakistan Army troops targeted Indian Army posts in response. Post substantially damaged. Reports of casualties to Indian troops,” the ISPR added.

Two civilians had been injured in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in a previous ceasefire violation by Indian troops from across the LoC on Wednesday. A day earlier, the Foreign Office (FO) had summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to record a strong protest against the “unprovoked ceasefire violations” by Indian forces along the LoC on Oct 6 and 7.

A Pakistan Army soldier was also martyred after Indian troops resorted to “unprovoked firing” in the Hajipir sector of Pakistan-administered Kashmir on Sept 14.

The LoC violations come as tensions remain high between India and Pakistan over the former’s move to revoke Indian-occupied Kashmir’s special autonomy on August 5.

 

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