Soldier martyred in Indian firing along LoC: ISPR

Woman injured in unprovoked Indian firing along LoC

RAWALPINDI: A soldier was martyred after Indian army troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control’s Kotkotera Sector on Saturday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), “Pakistan army responded befittingly to Indian provocation, causing substantial damage to Indian post in men and material,” the military’s media wing said.

“During intense exchange of fire, Naik Dil Faraz, 34, and resident of Village Panjkot Muzaffarabad, embraced martyrdom fighting valiantly in the line of duty,” it added.

A day earlier, the ISPR had said that Indian troops have committed at least 2,340 ceasefire violations in 2020.

Earlier on August 05, an 18-year-old girl embraced martyrdom, and as many as six civilians including two women were injured in unprovoked Indian firing along the Line of Control (LoC).

According to ISPR, the Indian army troops initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation along LOC targeting the civil population in Hot Spring Sector.

The statement read that an 18 years old girl, a resident of Fatehpur village embraced martyrdom while six innocent people including two women and two girls got injured in Fatehpur and Tahi villages.

Pakistan had summoned a senior Indian diplomat to register its strong protest over ceasefire violations by Indian forces along with the Line of Control (LoC).

Last month, DG ISPR Maj General Babr Iftikhar had said that despite the Covid-19 pandemic and UN secretary-general appeal, Indian forces have intensified ceasefire violations targeting the civilian population.

“Pakistan Army always gives a befitting response to Indian violation but being a professional army we only target their military posts,” he said.

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