Minor girl among two civilians martyred in unprovoked Indian firing along LoC: ISPR

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The deceased have been identified as 45-year-old Abdul Jalil and 3-year-old Nosheen.

RAWALPINDI (Dunya News) – In another cowardly act, Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC), claiming lives of two innocent Pakistani civilians and injuring three others.

According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the deceased have been identified as 45-year-old Abdul Jalil and 3-year-old Nosheen.

Indian forces targeted civilian settlements in Nekrun Sector. Reportedly, fire also engulfed three houses in the area after heavy shelling from Indian side.

Indian forces repeated ceasefire violation and targeted civilians amid already tensed situation between both nuclear-armed neighbors over scrapping of special status of the occupied Kashmir by the Modi-led Hindu nationalist government after they abrogated the Article 370 and 35-A.

Six Indian soldiers killed in Pak Army‘s ‘befitting response‘ along LoC

On August 21, Pakistan Army shot dead six Indian soldiers in a "befitting response" to New Delhi‘s ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tatta Pani Sector.

The statement further stated that Indian fire had martyred 3 civilians including 7 years old boy.

"Pakistan Army targeted Indian posts. 6 Indian soldiers including an officer killed, many injured 2 bunkers destroyed," the ISPR said.

Two civilians martyred in Indian firing at LoC

On August 19, two civilians were martyred in firing by Indian forces from across the Line of Control (LoC) with mortars and anti-tank guided missiles in Hot Spring Sector.

In a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), two elderly innocent civilians Lal Muhamamd S/O of Muhamamd Din, age 75 years and Hassan Din S/O Lal Din age 61 years, residents of Village Nagrai embraced martyrdom.

Pakistan Army responded effectively to the attack, engaging with the Indian army posts from where the fire had been directed. Reportedly, two Indian army soldiers were killed and many injured.

Pakistan retaliates and kills five Indian soldiers after sepoy got martyred in unprovoked firing

On August 15, a Pakistan Army soldier was martyred by unprovoked firing of Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC).

Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor in his twitter message said Sepoy Muhammad Sheeraz embraced shahadat due to Indian firing in Buttal Sector along LoC.

Previously, three Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred in firing of Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC).

The martyred Pakistan Army soldiers include Naik Tanweer, Lance Naik Taimoor and Sepoy Ramzan. Tanweer and Ramzan belong to Khanewal while Taimour belongs to Lahore

Pakistan Army responded effectively to the Indian aggression and five Indian soldiers were killed and many injured. The response by Pakistan Army also damaged bunkers on Indian side.

India violates Geneva Convention by using cluster bombs on civilians

On August 3, the Indian Army used cluster ammunition to target the civilian population across the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in violation of the Geneva Convention and international law, according to a statement released by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor.

The Indian military, on the intervening night of July 30 and 31, targeted innocent citizens including women and children in Neelum Valley through artillery using cluster ammunition – resulting in the martyrdom of two civilians, including a boy, as per the statement.

Indian army deliberately used cluster bombs to target civilian population, resulting in the injuries of eleven other people, who sustained critical bullet wounds, according to military’s media wing.

"This is [a] violation of Geneva Convention and international humanitarian law," the ISPR stated, adding that the use of cluster ammunition is prohibited under the Convention on Cluster Ammunition because of its severe impact on non-combatants.

"This blatant Indian aggression against all international norms exposes true character of Indian Army and their moral standing," the statement read.

It added that it was time for the international community to take notice of "this Indian blatant violation of international laws" on use of cluster ammunition in targeting innocent citizens.

DG ISPR in a tweet said no weapon can suppress determination of Kashmiris to get their right of self determination.