RAWALPINDI: Director-General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major-General Babar Iftikhar on Monday morning said that a two-year old boy, identified as Muhammad Haseeb, embraced martyrdom as Indian troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC).
Four others, including a 72 year-old woman, sustained serious injuries over the past twenty-four hours in the ceasefire violations as Indian troops used artillery and heavy mortars to target civilians, DG ISPR Maj Gen Iftikhar added.
“Indian Army troops in total disregard to ceasefire agreement and international conventions initiated unprovoked ceasefire violations along LoC deliberately targeting civilian population in Baroh, Dhudnial, Rakhchikri and Chirikot Sectors,” he said in a post on Twitter.
“Pakistan army troops effectively responded and targeted those Indian posts which initiated fire. Injured have been evacuated to nearby health facility for necessary medical care,” he added.
Two civilians injured in Indian firing on Sunday
DG ISPR Maj Gen Iftikhar had on Sunday said that two civilians sustained injuries after Indian troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary.
The incident took place in Chirikot and Shakargarh sectors where the Indian troops deliberately targeted the civilian population in the area, the DG ISPR said.
“Due to indiscriminate fire of mortars in Chirikot Sector along the LoC, 35-year-old innocent civilian, resident of Serian village got injured, while in Shakargarh Sector along the WB, 57-year-old citizen of Nangal village sustained serious injuries,” he said.
Pakistan Army shoots down Indian quadcopter
Pakistan Army shot down an Indian quadcopter last week that violated the Pakistani airspace in Sankh Sector along the Line of Control (LoC), the ISPR confirmed.
“In this provocative act, Indian quadcopter intruded 600 meters inside Pakistan’s territory for conducting surveillance,” the military’s media wing said in a statement.
“This blatant act was aggressively responded to by Pakistan Army troops shooting down Indian quadcopter. Such unwarranted acts by Indian Army are clear violation of established norms,” it added.