ISLAMABAD: Pakistan army said on Wednesday that Indian forces’ shelling has killed two children along the Line of Control (LoC).
“Indian unprovoked firing along LoC in Rawalakot and Chirikot Sectors targeting civil population,” in several villages, an army statement said.
The statement said mortar rounds hit house of a civilian Sakhi Kayani in village Chaffar, resultantly martyrdom of his two children.
“Pakistan Army posts are effectively engaging Indian posts. There are reports of three Indian soldiers killed, 5 injured. Indian post also suffered heavy damage Intermittent firing continues,” the army’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement.
Pakistan and India had declared ceasefire along the LoC and the Working Boundary in 2003. Both, however, routinely accuse each other of violating the ceasefire.
The Foreign Ministry said on October 2 that in 2017 to date the Indian forces have carried out more than 900 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, resulting in the deaths of 43 innocent civilians and injuries to 153, as compared to 382 ceasefire violations in 2016.
PM strongly condemns Indian firing at LoC
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has strongly condemned the unprovoked firing by Indian security forces at Rawalakot and Chirri Kot sectors across Line of Control (LoC).
The Prime Minister lauded the role of the country’s security forces for befitting response in silencing the enemy’s guns, a PM’s Office statement said.
He expressed deepest condolences and sympathies with the breaved families and prayed to Almighty Allah to grant them courage to bear this irreparable loss. NNI