Two civilians belonging to Pakistan were shot dead along the Line of Control (LOC) due to unprovoked Indian firing. The incident took place on Monday as the two teenage boys, were on the Pakistan side of the border, but Indian troops fired at them, killing then on the spot.
The news of the civilians’ death was reported by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), which is Pakistan Army’s media wing. The ISPR reported that Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing with heavy weapons in Jandrot and Tattapani sectors along the LOC. The Indian soldiers then also fired mortars into the Pakistani side of the control line.
The Pakistani side also responded to the threat effectively and fired back at the Indians. It has been reported that the Indian posts were also damaged and that casualties surfaced.
The ISPR released the identities of the deceased civilians-they have been identified as 18-year-old Waqar Younas and 19-year-old Asad Ali. Both were residents of Bhabra village.
The injured include 30-year-old Muhammad Shahbaz, resident of Bhabra village, Shumaila Khurshid, 35, and 14-year-old Hafsa Shabbir, residents of Chakrali village.
After the incident was reported, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh to record Pakistan’s protest over the unprovoked firing and resultant casualties.
Indian troops keep indulging in unprovoked firing from time to time, which is resulted in increased tensions between both countries. On Saturday, 70-year-old Pakistani was martyred in unprovoked firing by the Indian troops in Chirikot.
On Saturday, a 70-year-old man was martyred in unprovoked firing across the LoC by Indian troops in Chirikot.