SIALKOT – Indian forces once again violated the ceasefire agreement resorting to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control (LoC) late Friday resulting in the martyrdom of a junior commissioned officer (JCO) and two civilians.
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According to the statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the unprovoked fire came in Rakh Chikri area of Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir, in which the Indian troops targeted civilian population through heavy weapons. The deceased include a woman as well.
A patrol team of Pakistan Army, assisting evacuation of civilians, also came under fire from across the LoC, which resulted in the martyrdom of Naib Subedar Nadeem and injuries to three other soldiers, the statement read.
The military’s media wing stated that Pakistan Army gave a fitting response to Indian hostility targeting enemy posts which engaged civilian population.
There have been reports of casualties on the Indian side of the LoC, it added.
This is the second ceasefire violation by the Indian forces during the last 72 hours.
Earlier on Wednesday, one civilian embraced martyrdom and four others were wounded after Indian forces opened fire in Nakyal sector in Azad Kashmir.