Civilian martyred, five wounded in unprovoked Indian fire across LoC

Civilian martyred, five wounded in unprovoked Indian fire across LoC

ISLAMABAD: At least one civilian was martyred and five others wounded as a result of continuing unprovoked firing and shelling by Indian forces across the Line of Control (LoC), said the Inter-Services Public Relations.

The unprovoked fire by Indian forces martyred Abdur Rehman, 28, in Karela sector along the LoC, said the ISPR. Five other civilians including two women and two children were also wounded in the cross-border fire, who were under treatment at Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Nakial.

Meanwhile, the Foreign Office of Pakistan also confirmed the stats, with spokesman Nafees Zakaria detailing them through his official Twitter handle.

The Line of Control violations have started since Oct 19, midnight at the Karela sector, Nafees Zakaria said. He added that today's violation has been continuing since 4PM.

The violation comes a day after Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said that it will not stop people-to-people contact with Pakistan amid rising tensions between the South Asian neighbours.

India has also been violating the ceasefire at the Line of Control (LoC) and in September two Pakistani soldiers were martyred in a violation. India claimed it had carried out 'surgical strikes' but this claim was dismissed by Pakistan. The government of Narendra Modi has also been criticised by opposition parties in India for failing to provide any evidence of the surgical strikes claim.

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