RAWALPINDI (Monitoring Desk): Indian troops once again resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control (LoC) in Nikiyal Sector, killing one civilian and injuring four others.
According to a statement by army’s media wing, the Inter Services Public Relations, a civilian embraced martyrdom while four, including three women, were injured.
The Pakistan Army responded effectively, according to the statement, and inflicted casualties and heavy losses on the Indian posts from where the firing originated.
The army said the Indian forces deliberately targetted the civil population with heavy weapons, including mortars and anti-tank guided missiles.
The deceased was identified as 22-year-old Muhammad Raziq, son of Abdul Khaliq and a resident of Balakot.
The injured were identified as Irum Kauser and Ghulam Fatima of Balakot, Kalsoom Begum of Panjni village and Ahsan Kareem of Datot village. Ahsan is said to be 14 years old.
On Saturday, a girl was martyred and two children injured due to unprovoked firing by the Indian army in the Nakyal Sector of the LoC.
The Indian army targeted a village with the use of “small arms and mortars” and, as a result, Tashiba was martyred, while two other persons, including the deceased’s sister, were left wounded.
22-year-old Tashiba — the daughter of Muhammad Iqbal — and her sister Aneeqa, 18, both hail from Balakot village. Last week, the Indian army violated the ceasefire between the two countries and killed six innocent civilians in Sialkot.
The six civilians who were martyred included four women whereas a total of 26 people, including 15 women and five children, were injured along the Working Boundary in Charwah and Harpal sectors.
The incident led to strong condemnation from the army as well as the civilian government and resulted in the summoning of the Indian high commissioner to the Foreign Office.