Two civilians were martyred and three injured in Indian troops’ unprovoked firing along the Line of Control on Monday, according to the Inter Services Public Relations.
Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing with heavy weapons in Jandrot and Hot spring sectors along the LoC, the ISPR said in a statement. They also fired mortars into Pakistani side of the control line.
Pakistan Army effectively responded to the firing on civilians. Reports of damage to Indian posts and casualties also surfaced.
The deceased have been identified as 18-year-old Waqar Younas and 19-year-old Asad Ali. Both were residents of Bhabra village.
The injured include 30-year-old Muhammad Shahbaz, resident of Bhabra village, Shumaila Khurshid, 35, and 14-year-old Hafsa Shabbir, resident of Chakrali village.
Following the incident, Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Indian Deputy Commission JP Singh. A protest was recorded over the unprovoked firing by the Indian troops.
On Saturday, a 70-year-old man was martyred in the unprovoked firing across the LoC by the Indian troops in Chirikot.
The same day, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited troops along LOC in Muzaffarabad sector. COAS was given detailed briefing by the local Commander regarding operational situation, Indian Cease Fire Violations and response by own troops.
During the visit, Pakistani troops pledged that no Indian misadventure shall go without a befitting response.