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Soldier martyred, 2 civilians injured in LoC firing

RAWALPINDI: A Pakistan Army soldier, Naimat Wali, was martyred and two civilians were injured as the Indian army resorted to ceasefire violations along the restive Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday.

According to a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Indian troops resorted to ceasefire violations in Baroh and Chirikot sector along the LoC, injuring two women in Serian village.

In response, Pakistan Army troops targetted Indian army posts which were “substantially damaged”. ISPR added that there were reports of casualties of Indian troops.

Two civilians had been injured in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in a previous ceasefire violation by Indian troops from across the LoC on Wednesday. A day earlier, the Foreign Office (FO) had summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to record a strong protest against the “unprovoked ceasefire violations” by Indian forces along the LoC on Oct 6 and 7.

A Pakistan Army soldier was martyred after Indian troops resorted to “unprovoked firing” in the Hajipir sector of AJK, ISPR said on Sept 14.

The LoC violations come as tensions remain high between India and Pakistan over the former’s move to revoke occupied Kashmir’s special autonomy on August 5.

Earlier on Wednesday, two civilians had been injured in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in yet another ceasefire violation by the Indian army from across the LoC.

A day earlier, the Foreign Office (FO) had summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan Gaurav Ahluwalia to record a strong protest against the “unprovoked ceasefire violations” by Indian forces along the LoC on Oct 6 and 7.

The LoC violations come as tensions remain high between India and Pakistan over the former’s move to revoke occupied Kashmir’s special autonomy on Aug 5.



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