RAWALPINDI – A teenage boy and a man were killed and at least 13 others were injured as Indian troops continued to pound civilian populations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) with mortar shells on Wednesday, local officials said.

A press release from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday evening stated that a soldier had also been martyred in the assault, while two were critically injured.

Pakistan Army effectively responded to unprovoked aggression from the Indian Army on Wednesday, killing 5 Indian soldiers.

According to a statement from the ISPR, unprovoked Indian shelling across the Line of Control at Nezapir, Kayani and Sabzkot sectors caused the martyrdom of a soldier and two civilians. Two Pakistani soldiers were critically injured.

“Response destroyed Indian posts firing on Pakistani posts/civilians. 5 Indian soldiers killed many injured. Indian guns silent due to effective engagement,” read a statement by the ISPR.

“Unprovoked cease fire violations shall always be responded strongly, aggressive and effectively by Pakistan Army” DG ISPR said.