RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Seven Indian soldiers were killed and 19 wounded in retaliation made by the Pakistan Army against violation of the Line of Control (LoC), Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Tuesday.
According to the ISPR, Indian troops received heavy loss as many of its positions following response action of Pakistan Army over violations along the ceasefire line.
The ISPR said that Indian act of aggression by killing as many as seven Indian soldiers, and destroyed several Indian posts. It also said that LoC violations were increased from the Indian side during the last 48-72 hours.
Indian troops resorted to deliberate firing at Khoi Ratta Sector [earlier in the day] that martyred an 18-year-old man and injured three women, it said. Moreover, the three martyred soldiers of Pakistan Army were also laid to rest, ISPR said.
3 soldiers martyred in unprovoked Indian firing along LOC
Earlier, three soldiers
embraced martyrdom when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Rakhchakri, Rawalakot Sector along Line of Control ( LOC).
According to the ISPR, Subedar Muhammad Riaz, resident of Jhang, Lance Havaldar Azizullah from Noshero Feroze and Sepoy Shahid Mansib from Abbotabad embraced martyrdom. Meanwhile, a soldier was injured.
The Pakistan Army responded effectively and killed several Indian troops.
Two civilians martyred in unprovoked Indian firing across LoC
Earlier on March 11, the Inter-Services Public Relations said that at least two civilians, including a woman, were martyred and four others injured when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control (LoC).
According to the ISPR, the casualties were caused when Indian forces targeted the civilian population in Chakothi sector of Jhelum Valley district along the de facto border.
The ISPR said that one man and woman were martyred in the unprovoked Indian firing. “Pakistan army troops responded effectively by targeting the Indian post which initiated the fire,” it added.
Ghulam Hussain, resident of Vill Bakot, was martyred while Noushad Bibi wife of Abdul Rehman, resident of Soka Vill was also martyred.
Four people identified as Raja Mehmood (r/o Darang More), Zahida Bibi (r/o Bari Bhaik), Ghulam Muhammad and Muhammad Zakir (r/o Bakot village) sustained injuries in the firing.
The casualties come a day after guns again started roaring along the restive LoC after a three-day lull. On Sunday, Indian firing had left a civilian dead and four others injured in Pandu, Chakothi and Khilana sectors of Jhelum Valley district.