ISLAMABAD: Two women were killed after Indian troops fired in Pakistan’s border village in Chaprar sector along the Sialkot Working Boundary, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday.
Five other civilians including three women were injured in cross-border firing by the Indian troops, the ISPR stated further.
Pakistani troops gave a “befitting” response to “unprovoked” firing by the Indian troops, said the ISPR.
The ceasefire violations are frequent along the Line of Control (LoC) and Sialkot Working Boundary, although senior officials of Pakistan Rangers and Indian Border Security Force had in November last year agreed to revive the spirit of the 2003 ceasefire accord to protect the lives of innocent people.
Until June last year, unprovoked firing by Indian security forces from across the Line of Control and at the Sialkot Working Boundary had left 832 people dead, 3,000 injured and 3,300 houses damaged, according to Director General of the Disaster Management Authority Zaheeruddin Qureshi.