Another Indian spy drone shot down along LoC, says ISPR chief


Another Indian “spy drone” was shot down along the restive Line of Control (LoC) by Pakistan Army, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor said Wednesday.

“Pakistan Army troops shot down another Indian spy quadcopter. Today in Satwal Sector on Line of Control,” the ISPR chief said in a statement on his Twitter handle a day after he had informed of netting an Indian spy quadcopter after it intruded into Pakistani airspace.

The tweet included a picture of the spy drone, but no other details as to how deep the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) had intruded into Pakistan, were shared.

ISPR had also reported shooting down a UAV in the Bagh Sector along the LoC on Tuesday.

“Pakistan Army troops shot down Indian Spy Quadcopter in Bagh Sector along Line of Control. Not even a quadcopter will be allowed to cross LOC, In Shaa Allah,” Maj Gen Ghafoor had said in a tweet.

On Monday, in another incident of ceasefire violation, Indian troops had killed a woman and injured nine others, including two police constables, in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) when they opened fire across the LoC.

Reportedly, the target was the entire one-kilometre radius of Athmuqam, the district headquarters of Neelum Valley which is located 80 kilometres northeast of Muzzafarabad and is overlooked by Indian gun positions on top of mountains.

In videos of the attack being shared on social media, people could be seen running for shelter amid shelling. Many people took shelter in a hospital building because of the absence of bunkers.

When the shelling ended after an hour, a 27-year-old woman identified as Asiya Bibi was found outside her home. She was hit in the head by shrapnel from a mortar shell. Nine others were injured.

The injured were identified as Sadaf Zia, 16, Misbah Jameel, 8, Kulsoom Shafqat, 18, Zarmeen Bibi, 20, Ansar Bibi, 35, and her son Khawaja Amir, 20, Rafaqat Khan, 35, and police constables Raja Zulqarnain, 36, and Malik Sajjad, 33.