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6 civilians injured in Indian shelling along LoC

RAWALPINDI: At least six persons were injured as a result of unprovoked Indian firing across the Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border between Pakistan and India at Jammu and Kashmir, in the past 24 hours, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar said on Saturday.

In a series of tweets, the chief military spokesperson announced that Indian troops engaged in heavy firing and shelling on civilian areas including Sharda, Dhudnial and Shahkot sectors.

“Due to [the] Indian Army’s indiscriminate fire of heavy weapons at Bessan Wali and Chhari villages, four innocent civilians including a [15-year-old] girl sustained serious injuries,” he announced, adding: “Pakistan Army troops responded effectively with matching calibre targeted those Indian Army posts which initiated fire.”

He said that in the past 24 hours, six citizens including two girls sustained injuries and were shifted to nearby health facilities.

According to Gen Babar, since January this year, the Indian army 708 violations of the ceasefire agreement wherein at least two civilians embraced martyrdom and 42 received wounds.

Earlier on Thursday, the army shot down an intruding Indian quadcopter after it violated Pakistan’s airspace in Sankh district.

According to ISPR, the quadcopter “intruded 600 metres into Pakistan’s territory to conduct surveillance”.

“This blatant act was aggressively responded to by Pakistan Army troops shooting down [the] Indian quadcopter,” the press release had said.

Condemning the latest ceasefire violation, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the world must take notice of New Delhi’s belligerent behaviour.

Talking to journalists, FM Qureshi said that the ceasefire violations by Indian troops at LoC were increasing with each passing day.

At a time when the entire world was making efforts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and trying to keep the economy running, India was busy in changing the demographic structure of the Occupied Kashmir.

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  2. SKChadha said:

    Fortunately, there is no causality of crows and felling of trees. 😄

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