RAWALPINDI: A civilian was killed while two children were injured after Indian troops along with along the Line of Control (LoC) resorted to unprovoked firing across the border, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Sunday.
According to army’s media cell, Indian forces opened unprovoked firing in Nezapir and Rawalkot sectors, targeting civil population.
Pakistan army responded befittingly to Indian troops targeting civilians, said the ISPR.
“Indian troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violations in Khuiratta, Kotli and Battal in Rawalakot,” said the ISPR.
On Jan 28, three civilians were injured after Indian forces opened unprovoked fire across LoC in Kashmir.
Earlier on Jan 20-21, the Foreign Office had informed of an Indian ceasefire violation across the LoC in Nikial Sector.
A man and a woman, both villagers, were said to have been killed in the incident and three, including a six-month-old, were injured.
The Foreign Ministry had summoned the Indian deputy high commissioner that day to record a protest. On January 22, at a visit to the LoC and Working Boundary in Khuiratta and Ratta Arayan sectors, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa had said Indian aggression or any misadventure will always get a befitting response.
In 2018, Indian forces carried out more than 150 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the Working Boundary in just 20 days, resulting in the death of nine innocent civilians, while injuring 40 others.
In 2017, Indian forces committed more than 1,900 ceasefire violations.