Two more civilians killed in cross-LoC firing


RAWALPINDI: At least two civilians, including a woman, were killed and four others injured when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Kashmir on Monday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

According to ISPR, the casualties were caused when Indian forces targeted the civilian population in Chakothi sector of Jhelum Valley district along the de facto border.

“Pakistan Army troops responded effectively [by] targeting [the] Indian post which initiated [the] fire,” said ISPR.

The dead were identified as Noushad Bibi, a resident of Soka village, and Ghulam Hussain, who lived in Bakot village.

Four people identified as Raja Mehmood (r/o Darang More), Zahida Bibi (r/o Bari Bhaik), Ghulam Muhammad and Muhammad Zakir (r/o Bakot village) sustained injuries.