Two civilians were martyred and three injured in Indian troops’ unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday, according to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) — the army’s media wing.
Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing with heavy weapons in Jandrot and Hotspring (Tattapani) sectors along the LoC, the ISPR said in a statement. The Indians also fired mortars into the 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, ISPR informed.
The deceased civilians 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, residents of Chakrali village.
Following the incident, Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh to record Pakistan’s protest over the unprovoked firing by the Indian troops.
On Saturday, a 70-year-old man was martyred in unprovoked firing across the LoC by Indian troops in Chirikot.
The same day, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited troops along LoC in Muzaffarabad. The army chief was given a detailed briefing by local commanders regarding the operational situation, Indian cease fire violations and response by Pakistani troops.
During the visit, Pakistani troops pledged that no Indian misadventure shall go without a befitting response.