Two civilians injured in Indian firing along LoC: ISPR

Two civilians injured in Indian firing along LoC: ISPR

Two civilians injured in Indian firing along LoC: ISPR

Peer Shafiqa Bano, who lives in the village of Panzgam inthe northern Kupwara district, said she had not seen such intense Indian army fire in her life.

RAWALPINDI: Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) during last 24 hours using artillery and heavy mortars and seriously wounded several civilians, Director-General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major-General Babar Iftikhar said on Saturday.

"Pakistan army troops responded effectively with matching caliber, he added, targeting those Indian Army posts which initiated fire".

"Unprovoked Ceasefire Violation by Pakistan in Keran Sector (Kupwara)".

Over 3,200 ceasefire violations were recorded in 2019. "There have been reports of heavy damage on their (Pakistan) side", a defence spokesperson said.

The exchange of fire broke out in forward areas of frontier Kupwara district, about 140 km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Drone footage released by the Indian Army showed clear targeting of Pakistan's ammo dump and terrorist launch pads in the Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK). Army sources have told that the terrorist launch pad and ammunition piles were completely destroyed. "We are assessing the damage", he said.

Police Officer Ambarkar said the issue was an outcome of a "misunderstanding" and was sorted out.

ISPR said that the injured have been evacuated to nearby medical facilities for treatment.

Meanwhile, before the Sunday's bloody shelling, some local residents in a frontier village in the Indian-controlled side of Kashmir protested and objected to the Indian army's positioning of artillery guns near their hamlet.

Five paratroopers and as many infiltrators were killed on April 5 in a four-day operation.

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