One Indian soldier killed, three injured as Pakistan responds to unprovoked firing
RAWALPINDI: At least one Indian army official was killed and three other security personnel were injured as Pakistan responded to unprovoked firing from other side of the border on Monday.
India continued ceasefire violation at the Line of Control (LoC) leaving 10 Pakistani citizens including two women and as many children wounded, said a statement issued by the media wing of armed forces, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The injured citizens were shifted to a nearby hospital for medical assistance, it added. “Indian forces are continuously targeting innocent citizens at the LoC,” the ISPR said adding that India used heavy weaponry at Niktial and Chandroot sectors.
Pakistan army retaliated to the unprovoked firing leaving one Indian official dead and three others including one Major injured.
DG South Asia Zahid Hafeez has registered protest with Indian High Commission’s chargé d’affaires over ceasefire violation.
On Jan 18, Prime Minister Imran Khan had warned the international community once again that if India kept going with its attacks on the Line of Control (LoC), it would make difficult for Pakistan to “remain an inactive observer.”
In a Twitter post, the prime Minister had stressed the need for action by the United States Security Council (UNSC) and asked India to allow the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to return to Indian occupied Kashmir.
The Prime Minister had reminded the world once more that New Delhi may conduct a “false flag operation” as the Indian forces continue to target and kill civilians across the LoC with severe intensity and frequency.
“I want to make clear to India and the international community that if India continues its military attacks killing civilians across LoC, Pakistan will find it increasingly difficult to remain an inactive observer along the LoC,” Imran had said.