Pakistan

Soldier martyred, four civilians injured in Indian army’s unprovoked shelling along LoC: ISPR

MUZAFFARABAD (Pakistan Tribune): A Pakistan Army officer embraced martyrdom and four civilians, including two teenage girls and a woman sustained critical bullet wounds on Saturday as “the Indian Army resorted to unprovoked firing” and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC), the Army s media wing Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported.

According to a press release issued by the ISPR, the Indian Army used rockets and mortars to target the civilian population and the Army posts in Battal, Satwal, Khanjar, Nikyal and Jandrot sectors.

In response to “the ceasefire violation”, the Pakistan Army effectively responded to Indian firing and targeted the posts which had initiated fire.

“During the exchange of fire, Havaldar Manzoor Abbasi embraced martyrdom while four citizens, including two young girls and a woman, got injured,” read the statement.

Earlier this month, five Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred and one other sustained wounds in an explosion that took place a few metres from the LoC in Chamb sector of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

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