Soldier martyred in Indian firing along LoC: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: A Pakistan Army soldier was martyred after Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Bedori Sector on Wednesday.

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement a 39-year-old Havaldar Liaqat, a resident of Chakwal district, embraced martyrdom during the exchange of intense fire.

“Indian Army troops initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation (CFV) in Bedori Sector along the LoC, targeting the Pakistan Army posts and civil population,” the ISPR said.

Pakistan Army responded effectively to the Indian fire while heavy losses on the enemy in terms of men and material were inflicted, it added.

Indian forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB) have been continuously targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons.

This year, India has committed over 2,192 ceasefire violations to date, resulting in 18 martyrdoms and serious injuries to over 168 innocent civilians.

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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