RAWALPINDI: The Indian Army, in yet another incident of ceasefire violation, resorted to unprovoked firing along Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday, injuring an unarmed civilian.
Indian forces deliberately targeted the civilian population in Chirikot Sector along LoC, said a statement issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
“A 21-year-old woman from Serian village sustained serious injuries and evacuated to a nearby medical facility,” the military’s media wing added.
Ceasefire violations by the Indian troops have increased in frequency and intensity since the February 27 air battle, in which two Indian fighter jets were shot down and the pilot of one downed aircraft was captured – only to be released later as a goodwill gesture last year.
More than 1,267 incidents of ceasefire violations by Indian troops were reported last year in which at least 47 people – mostly civilians – were martyred and more than 241 injured.