Islamabad (Staff Report): Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Chirikot and Satwal Sectors on the Line of Control on Saturday, said a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s public relations wing.

According to ISPR statement, at least three civilians including a girl were martyred and six others injured in the firing.

 “There has been heavy firing and shelling by Indian troops in different parts of Abbaspur and Hajira sectors since 5:30am in the morning,” said Raja Tahir Mumtaz, the deputy commissioner of district Poonch where these two sectors fall in.

The Indian forces used small and heavy arms, including mortars.

The Pakistan Army responded befittingly to Indian unprovoked firing which began during early hours of Saturday, said ISPR spokesperson.