Rawalpindi (Web Desk): Five civilians, including two innocent boys and two elderly women, were injured as Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Nikial Sector along the Line of Control (LoC) late last night, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Monday.
In a tweet, Director General (DG) ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar said that the Indian troops targeted the civil population. He said Pakistan Army responded effectively to the Indian firing.
5 Civilians including 2 innocent boys and 2 elderly women got injured, due to Indian Army troops unprovoked ceasefire violation in Nikial Sector along #LOC, targeting civil population late last night. Pakistan Army troops responded effectively to Indian firing.— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) July 6, 2020
A day earlier, a 22-year-old was injured due to firing by Indian troops along the LoC.
In a statement, the military's media wing had said that Indian forces targeted civilian population along the LoC late last night in the Battal Sector.
"Indian Army troops [resorted to] unprovoked ceasefire violation in Battal Sector along LoC, targeting civil population with mortars and heavy weapons, late last night," the ISPR spokesperson said in a tweet.
He added that Pakistan Army responded effectively to the Indian firing.
On July 1, a young boy was martyred by unprovoked aggression by the Indian Army in the Lipa Sector along the LoC.
Tensions have been high between the two nuclear-armed neighbours over the past few weeks as India continues to violate the ceasefire agreement over the LoC.