Two Pak Army soldiers martyred in Indian firing at LoC

10:56 PM | 28 Feb, 2018
Two Pak Army soldiers martyred in Indian firing at LoC
RAWALPINDI - Two Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred on Wednesday when Indian forces opened unprovoked fire across the Line of Control (LoC), said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

According to ISPR, the military’s media wing, Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Bhimber sector of LoC, resulting two Pak Army personnel were martyred.

They include Sepoy Munir Chohan, 32, the resident of village Kahuta and Sepoy Aamir Hussain, 28 resident of district Bhimber.

Pakistan Army troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing. There are reports of substantial damage to Indian posts.

Earlier this month, the Army destroyed an Indian post after it targetted a minor in Jajot village.

In a separate incident in January, four Army soldiers were martyred when Indian forces opened fire.

Frequent violations: 

India frequently opens unprovoked fire across the LoC, resulting in the martyrdom of civilians and army officials.

The FO has said that in 2018, Indian forces carried out over 400 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the Working Boundary, resulting in 18 civilians being martyred while 68 were injured.

According to the Foreign Office, India committed 1,900 violations in 2017.