1 killed, 3 injured in unprovoked Indian firing across LoC: ISPR

1 killed, 3 injured in unprovoked Indian firing across LoC: ISPR

Rawalpindi (Staff Report): A man was killed while three others were injured as Indian soldiers initiated mortar fire in Thurti Narr village outside Nikayal sector in Kotli district of Azad Kashmir on Saturday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

According to the ISPR, Pakistan's troops retaliated by targeting the Indian post that had initiated the firing.

On Friday, Defence attachés of six key countries visited the restive Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to reports, the attachés visited Rawala­kot sector of Poonch district, where Indian shelling has caused several civilian casualties in recent weeks, to get first-hand knowledge about the situation in the wake of incessant ceasefire violations by Indian troops .

Earlier on the day, 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.