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Man wounded by BSF firing near LoC dies at CMH: ISPR

Latest Update: July 26, 2015 | 152 Views
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MUZAFFARABAD: A civilian who was injured in “unprovoked firing” by Indian troops in the disputed Kashmir region died on Sunday, said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

According to the ISPR statement, the latest incident took place overnight in Chirikot sector on the Line of Control (LoC), the region’s de facto border.

“A civilian Muhammad Waseem who was severely injured due to unprovoked firing by Indians on LoC in Chirikot sector yesterday (Saturday) has embraced shahadat (martyrdom) this morning,” it said.

Waseem was taken to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Rawalpindi but he succumbed to the bullet injury in his neck, it added.

Abdul Raoof, a police official in the area, confirmed the incident and told AFP that Waseem was grazing his cattle in his village when he was hit by a bullet fired by India’s Border Security Force.

India and Pakistan often accuse each other of violating a 2003 ceasefire agreement.

Last week too, Islamabad accused India of a breach of their ceasefire after reporting the death of four civilians in cross-border shelling in Kashmir.

The Muslim-majority Himalayan region is divided and administered separately by India and Pakistan but claimed by both in full, since the two countries gained independence from Britain in 1947.

India and Pakistan often accuse each other of violating a 2003 ceasefire agreement.

AFP