Indian forces martyr two Civilians along LoC: ISPR

Indian army

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), a mouthpiece of Pakistan army, Indian border forces resorted to unprovoked firing with small and heavy weaponry in Chirikol and Satwal sectors along the LoC on Saturday morning killing two civilians and injuring three others. The Defence Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta told media outlets, "The firing which started from 6.30 a.m., is ongoing and our forces are effectively retaliating".

On June 29, two Indian Army jawans were injured when Pakistanitroops fired at forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Poonch. The martyred jawan had come home on leave.

Their two daughters Rubeena Kousar and Zahida Kousar and another girl Nazia Kousar daughter of Mohammad Mushtaq were injured.

He said an exgratia relief of Rs 5 lakhs is being paid to the dead in cross-LoC firing and shelling.


India countered Pakistan's allegations that India violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

The militant attack took place as troops were on high alert in Valley on first death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani today.

He was martyred by Indian forces in southern Kashmir on July 8 a year ago.

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