Three civilians injured by India firing: Pakistan Army

A view of Neelum valley, along Line of Control (LoC), in Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK).

Srinagar: Pakistan on Thursday claimed that three of its civilians were injured after Indian troops opened fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan military’s media wing – Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) – alleged that the Indian troops – Border Security Forces (BSF) fired at Battal, Jandrot and Hotspring sectors.

“Pakistani troops effectively responded to Indian firing,” the ISPR said in its statement.

The ISPR did not give further details.

The LoC in Kashmir has been witnessing sporadic cross-border attacks during the past months thus violating the 2003 ceasefire.

Armies of India and Pakistan have alleged each other of violating the 2003 truce.

On May 28 – last Sunday – the Indian army alleged that cross-border shelling in Keran resulted in death of one civilian porter and injuries to another.

The heated borders affected the cross LoC trade and peace bus service as well with Pakistani authorities not receiving the guests on last Monday nor they turned up for a routine meeting during trade activity.

It was only yesterday that the trade activity resumed at Salamabad in Uri after both sides held deliberations.

Following the repeated ceasefire violations, Pakistan and India have been summoning representatives of New Delhi and Islamabad to lodge protest.

On May 23, Indian Army claimed that its men destroyed Pakistani posts along the LoC. It released a 21-second long video.

However, rubbishing the Indian army claims, Pakistan Army released an 81-second video showing “bombardment of Indian posts” at unidentified places along LoC in J&K.

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