Two army officers injured in Indian firing along LoC
RAWALPINDI: Two Pakistani Army officers were injured in Indian firing along the Line of Control on Sunday.
Indian forces had opened fire in the Rukh Chakri and Rawalakot sectors, where the Pakistani Army returned fire.
In a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Indian Army resorted to unprovoked firing in Rakhchikri, Rawalakot Sector along LOC while mortor rounds fired on Pakistani post.
Pakistani forces responded to the Indian ceasefire violations silencing the guns of the enemy.
Earlier in October, nine soldiers of the Indian Army were killed and many others were injured when Pakistan Army troops “effectively reponded” to the latest Indian ceasefire violations, targeting civilians, in Jura, Shahkot and Nousheri sectors along the Line of Control.
One soldier of Pakistan Army and three civilians became martyrs, while two soldiers and five civilians sustained injuries in an exchange of fire.
Two bunkers of the Indian army were also destroyed in firing by Pakistani troops.
The Foreign Office (FO) had also summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to protest “unprovoked ceasefire violations” by Indian border forces along the LoC in Nezapir Sector on October 15, 2019.
Due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by Indian Army in Nezapir Sector of LoC, three innocent civilians, Ghulam Qaider s/o Lal Din 55 years, Mariam Bibi 12 years and Haider Ali 10 years, residents of village Kirni, embraced shahadat, while eight others, including women and children, sustained serious injuries.
An FO statement said,
“The Indian occupation forces along the LoC and Working Boundary have continuously been targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-calibre mortars, and automatic weapons, which still continues.”
He added that this unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by Indian forces has been going on since the year 2017, when they committed 1,970 such violations.
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