Woman among three wounded in unprovoked firing by Indian troops along LoC: ISPR

Dunya News

Pakistan Army troops responded effectively and targeted those Indian posts which initiated fire.

RAWALPINDI (Dunya News) – The Indian Army has once again committed violation of international law by firing indiscriminately on innocent civilians on the Line of Control (LoC).

According to a statement issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Indian Army targeted civilian population in the Rakhchikri Sector along the Line of Control (LoC).

At least three civilians including a woman received critical injuries as a result of automatic weapon fire. The injured citizen had been shifted to local hospital for medical assistance.

Pakistan Army troops responded effectively and targeted those Indian posts which initiated fire.

Earlier today, a senior Indian diplomat was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to register Pakistan’s strong protest over the ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control.

In a statement, Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said three innocent civilians sustained serious injuries in indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces in Rakhchikri Sector of the Line of Control yesterday.

She said the Indian occupation forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary have been continuously targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons.

This year, she said, India has committed 1823 ceasefire violations to date, resulting in 14 shahadats and serious injuries to 138 innocent civilians.

Condemning the deplorable targeting of innocent civilians by the Indian occupation forces, the spokesperson underscored that such senseless acts are in clear violation of the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding, and are also against all established humanitarian norms and professional military conduct.

She said these egregious violations of international law reflect consistent Indian attempts to escalate the situation along the LoC and are a threat to regional peace and security.