Two Pakistani soldiers martyred in Indian firing along LoC

RAWALPINDI: Two Pakistani soldiers were martyred when Indian troops initiated ceasefire violations in Khuiratta Sector along the Line of Control.

According to a statement by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistan Army troops responded befittingly and inflicted heavy losses on the Indian side men and material and killed two Indian troops.

During the exchange of fire, two soldiers of Pakistan Army, Lance Naik Tariq and Sepoy Zaroof embraced martyrdom while fighting valiantly.

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

On November 13, the Indian Army has once again violated the ceasefire agreement by firing across the Line of Control (LoC) firing indiscriminately on the Rakh Chakri and Khanjar sectors and targeted the population injured three people including two women.

According to ISPR, a civilian was also martyred by the firing of the Indian Army which used mortar shells and rockets. In retaliation, the Pakistani army targeted Indian outposts, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. Earlier also, the Indian Army had targeted the local population in Rakh Chakri and Neza Pir sector.

India has committed more than 2,000 ceasefire violations this year, resulting in martyrdoms and serious injuries to several innocent civilians and soldiers.

In August, the ISPR had said that despite COVID-19 pandemic, Indian forces have intensified ceasefire violations targeting the civilian population. It added that Pakistan Army always gives a befitting response to Indian violation but being a professional army it only target military posts.

The foreign office said that India could not divert the world’s attention from the situation in occupied Kashmir by firing olong the LOC. It said India’s successive provocations are a threat to peace and security in the region. With these moves, India wants to divert the world’s attention from the situation in occupied Kashmir.