RAWALPINDI: At least four people were wounded when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing at the Line of Control (LoC), ARY News reported on Thursday.
The Inter Services Public Relations(ISPR), the media wing of Pakistan army, in a statement said that Indian troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC, targeting civilian population in Nikial and Kayani sectors with heavy weapons and mortars. Pakistan army responded effectively targeting Indian posts to silent their guns aiming at civilians, it added.
The Foreign Office’s spokesperson, Muhammad Nafees Zakaria, however, claimed that unprovoked firing at Kayani sector along the LOC injured four civilians, prompting befitting response from Pakistani troops.
“Deliberate targeting of civilians by India is deplorable. International community and the United Nations should take notice of it. India continues to endanger regional peace,” he said in a tweet on a social networking site.
The ceasefire violations along the restive LoC have become a norm given the strained relations between Pakistan and India following a terrorist attack on Uri army base and Pakistan’s strong reaction to unrest in held Kashmir on the international forums.