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Two civilians martyred, three soldiers injured in Indian firing across LoC

Two civilians martyred, three soldiers injured in Indian firing across LoC
December 19, 2019
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – At least two civilians were martyred and three Pakistan Army soldiers were injured when Indian troops targeted civilian population across the Line of Control (LoC). In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that Indian troops resorted to unprovoked fire in Laswa village of Neelum Valley across LOC, targeting civilian population. Two civilians embraced martyrdom, while three other people including a woman were injured. Pakistan army troops responded effectively targeting Indian post which initiated fire, the statement added. Those who were martyred have been identified as 14-year-old Shehryar and 29-year-old Naveed resident of Laswa village. India has continuously been breaching a ceasefire along the LoC. Earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has expressed grave concern over cutting of the fence at five places of the Line of Control. In a video message on Thursday, he questioned the designs behind the move, saying whether India is going to launch a new misadventure. “Apprehending the Indian designs, I have sent a letter to the UN Security Council and pointed out four provocative steps of India,” he said. In a series of letters to UN Secretary General and President of General Assembly, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the UN Security Council to play its rightful role in averting any threats to peace and security in the region as well as bringing an immediate end to the suffering of the Kashmiri people under occupation. The minister, in the letters, conveyed Pakistan’s serious concerns over India’s illegal and unilateral actions in IOJ&K and the resultant humanitarian situation as well as steps on the ground posing serious risks to peace and security. In his latest letter sent on December 12, he apprised the UN Security Council and Secretary General on Indian actions that continue to escalate tensions in an already tense environment in South Asia. The Indian actions include its leadership’s bellicose rhetoric, issuance of new ‘political maps’, unprecedented LoC ceasefire violations, deployment and testing of missiles of various ranges and capabilities, and attempts to change the demographic structure of occupied Jammu & Kashmir.