Published: Sat, October 14, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Indian forces fire across LoC, injure two civilians

Indian forces fire across LoC, injure two civilians

Jammu: Exhibiting signs of frustration due to repeated failed attempts to push in terrorists from its side, the Pakistani Army again resorted to indiscriminate shelling and firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Friday.

The Indian army indiscriminately targeting civilian population in Tetrinote, Manwa, Satwal and Balakot villages, and injured a six-year old girl Aiqa Ramzan as well as 45-year old Sikandar Hussain resident/of village Lanjot. Till October 3, 503 ceasefire violations by Pakistan have been reported.

The Pakistani army said Saturday that at least two civilians were injured by Indian forces' firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region.

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Pakistani and Indian Army traded fire along the LoC in different sectors in Poonch.

In 2017, Indian forces have carried out 873 ceasefire violations along the LoC and Working Boundary resulting in the martyrdom of 39 innocent civilians and injuries to 144 people.

A sharp increase in ceasefire violations by Pakistan has been recorded this year, defence sources say. The foreign secretary alleged that the ceasefire violations were taking place in complete disregard to the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding and of International Law, the report says.

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