Two Pakistani civilians martyred in Indian firing along Line of Control

09:42 PM | 29 Sep, 2019
Two Pakistani civilians martyred in Indian firing along Line of Control

RAWALPINDI – Indian Army resorted to unprovoked fire in Nikial and Rakhchikri Sectors along Line of Control targeting civilian population.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations, 60-year-old Salamat Bibi and 13-year-old Zeeshan Ayub embraced martyrdom while three citizens including two women were injured.

The injured have been evacuated to nearby hospital for medical relief.

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Pakistani troops responded befittingly to Indian fire, the military's media wing added.

"Indian troops resorted to unprovoked shelling targeting the forward village of Palani in Nikayal Sector in Kotli district Sunday afternoon killing two locals including a lady identified as Salamat Bee widow of Said Muhammad Kathana and Zeeshan son of Muhammad Ayub Malik, both residents of the firing-hit Dariyaee Palani village, In charge Police Station Fatehpur Thakiyala, (Nikayal) told APP over telephone when contacted on Sunday night.

Similarly, another woman identified as Razia Bee wife of Waseem, resident of the same Darayaee Palani viallage, sustained serious injuries in the unprovoked shelling by the Indian troops from across the LoC at about 2.30 pm Sunday. The unprovoked firing lasted for about an hour, the police officer said quoting the official reports pouring in from the firing-hit area.

The injured woman was rushed to the Kotli District HQ hospital for Medicare, the police officer said.