70-year-old woman injured in Indian firing along LoC

11:14 PM | 20 Aug, 2020
70-year-old woman injured in Indian firing along LoC

RAWALPINDI – Indian Army troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along Line of Control in Sabzkot Sector targeting civilian population, said ISPR in a tweet. 

According to military’s media wing, a 70-year-old woman in Khuli village got injured due to the firing.

Pakistan Army troops responded effectively to the Indian firing.

Earlier today, Foreign Office summoned a senior Indian diplomat and registered Pakistan's strong protest over the ceasefire violation by the Indian occupation forces along the LOC on Wednesday.

In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said one innocent civilian was injured in indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces in Sabzkot Sector of the LoC.

He said the Indian occupation forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary have been continuously targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons.

He said this year, India has committed more than 2027 ceasefire violations to date, resulting in 16 martyrdoms and serious injuries to 166 innocent civilians.

Condemning the deplorable targeting of innocent civilians by the Indian occupation forces, the Spokesperson said such senseless acts are in clear violation of the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding, and are also against all established humanitarian norms and professional military conduct.

He said these egregious violations of international law reflect consistent Indian attempts to escalate the situation along the LoC and are a threat to regional peace and security.