Two injured as India continues to target civilian population along LoC

07:16 PM | 4 Aug, 2019
Two injured as India continues to target civilian population along LoC
MUZAFFARABAD – Two civilians including a woman was injured as India violated the ceasefire on the line of control by resorting to unprovoked firing on various forward villages close to this side of the LoC in Nikayal Sectors in Kotli district of Azad Jammu & Kashmir Saturday night.

Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing targeting the forward villages of Tarkundi and Darooti in Nikayal Sector in Kotli district at about 09:00 Saturday night, injuring a 75 years old local resident Muhammad Sadiq son of Paaris Ali and 18-year-old Jawairiya Ishrat resident of Darooti, the local police said.

No loss of life or property was reported. Injured were rushed to nearest hospital for treatment.

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On Sunday, the Held Valley remained on high alert with Indian para-military forces deployed across major towns.

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