Rawalpindi (Agencies): Unprovoked Indian shelling across the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday claimed the life of a 19-year-old person.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the unprovoked ceasefire violation by the Indian troops resulted in the martyrdom of a 19-year-old labourer, Inzamam Ameen who was working at a civilian crush plant in Titri.

In retaliation, the Pakistan Army targeted an Indian post, according to the statement.

India and Pakistan have been trading fire across the Line of Control for over more than a year now after tensions flared between the two nuclear-armed states when freedom fighter Burhan Wani was killed by Indian forces in Kashmir.

On Thursday, another labourer was martyred in unprovoked firing by the Indian troops across Line of Control in Rawalakot/Satwal Sector who was working at a civilian crush plant, at Poonch river bank.

A statement issued by the Foreign Office said the deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas, especially children is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws.