Indian troops resort to unprovoked firing on LoC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani and Indian forces traded fire along the Line of Control on Sunday during which a Pakistani woman was critically wounded in Jandrot sector, according to a report on the Radio Pakistan website.


The woman sustained serious bullet wounds as a result of “unprovoked firing” by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in Jandrot sector along the LoC, according to a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations.

Earlier in August, 3 people were killed and at least 22 injured as Indian and Pakistani security forces exchanged fire in across the Working Boundary in Sialkot.

In July, Pakistani officials blamed the BSF for killing four civilians in two separate incidents of cross-border firing in Sialkot’s Chaprar sector and Rawalakot’s Neza Pir sector.

India moreover accused Pakistan of killing three border guards and one civilian.

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A border ceasefire agreement signed by the neighbours in 2003 has largely held, but both frequently accuse each other of breaching it.