Woman martyred in ‘unprovoked’ Indian firing at LoC

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: A woman was martyred and another suffered injuries as Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday.

The aggression was reported in the Kotli sector of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and the martyred woman was identified as 45-year-old Nasreen Akhter.

The identity of the other woman was not confirmed but it was said that she suffered wounds to her left leg.

This was the latest violation by India of a 2003 agreement between Islamabad and New Delhi.

On March 11, two people, including a woman, were martyred and four others were injured when the Indian army resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling at the LoC’s Pando sector in Hattian Bala district of AJK. Four houses were also damaged by the Indian fire.

Prior to that, on March 2, two civilians and two Pakistan Army soldiers embraced martyrdom due to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing by Indian forces along the LoC.

The army’s media wing named the martyred soldiers as Havaldar Abdur Rab and Naik Khurram.

In January, Indian forces resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in Shahkot sector along the LoC, resulting in the martyrdom of a 50-year-old woman, Sajida Bibi.