Civilian martyred in Indian firing along LoC: ISPR | Pakistan


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RAWALPINDI: A civilian embraced martyrdom on Saturday when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Chirikot Sector, the military’s media wing said in a statement.

“They targeted civilian population with artillery and mortar fire. An innocent citizen Mir Muhammad embraced shahadat while a woman got injured in village Kakuta,” according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

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The ISPR said that the injured woman has been evacuated to a nearby medical facility for necessary medical care.

“Pakistan Army troops responded effectively targeting Indian post which initiated fire,” it further added.

Earlier this week, four people including a child were injured in Lepa valley when Indian forces opened fire on civilian population.

Following the incident, a senior Indian envoy was summoned at the Foreign Office.

The FO, in a statement, had said that India should maintain peace at the LoC and Working Boundary.

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