Pakistani soldier, 6 civilians martyred in latest Indian ceasefire violation across LoC

RAWALPINDI: At least six civilians and a Pakistani soldier were martyred as Indian troops resorted to “indiscriminate and ruthless” shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), the Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Sunday.

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According to DG ISPR, nine soldiers of the Indian army were killed and many others injured when Pakistan Army troops gave a “befitting response” to Indian ceasefire violations in Jura, Shahkot and Nousehri Khuiratta and Kotkhetera Tatta Pani sectors along the Line of Control.

“Two soldiers and five civilians were injured in cross-border firing,” the statement said.

“Indian unprovoked CFVs in Jura, Shahkot and Nousehri Sectors deliberately targeting civilians. Effectively responded. Nine Indian soldiers killed several injured,” DG ISPR said.

He added two Indian bunkers were also destroyed in firing by Pakistani soldiers.

The targeting of innocent civilians by Indian Army was an attempt to justify their false claims of targeting alleged camps, said the military media wing.

“Injured civilians evacuated to District hospitals. UNMOGIP as well as domestic and foreign media have open access to AJK, a liberty not available in IOJ&K,” he said.

DG ISPR further said Indian Army shall always get befitting response to CFVs. “Pakistan Army shall protect innocent civilians along LOC & inflict unbearable cost to Indian Army. Indian lies to justify their false claims and preparations for a false flag operation will continue to be exposed with truth,” he said.

“Indian Army struggling to pick dead bodies and evacuate injured soldiers. Indian Army raising white flag. This they should think before initiating unprovoked CFVs and respect military norms by avoiding to target innocent civilians,” he added.

Earlier this month, a Pakistani soldier was martyred and two civilians injured after Indian troops resorted to “unprovoked” firing from across the LoC.

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