2 civilians killed in Indian firing at LoC: Pak

Narrator Correspondent

MUZAFFARABAD: Indian Army resorted to “unprovoked firing” at Chhamb sector of Pakistan-administered Kashmir on Thursday killing two civilians and injuring two others, official said.

“The latest firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) started early on Thursday morning left two men dead and a woman and her teenage son wounded in Bramla village of southern Bhimber of district,” said Chaudhry Guftar, Deputy Commissioner Bhimber.

“The Indian forces used heavy automatic weapons including mortars guns to shell the Bramla village,” he said.

The Deputy Commissioner said that since the affected areas did not have cellular service, exact information about losses could be ascertained only after a physical visit once the firing comes to an end.

Those who lost lives were identified as Rafique, son of Sharif, and Wazir, son of Allah Rakha. The injured were Jannat Bibi and her teenage son Mohammad Usman.

Pakistani troops deployed in the area were responding to “Indian provocative acts in befitting manners,” the official said.

Pakistan has been blaming India for 1,970 ceasefire violations in 2017. ‘The situation has not abated even in 2018 as India breached 2003 truce agreement between the two countries for more than 400 times in the first two months alone,” security officials claimed.

 

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