March 18 , 2017


Indian firing along LoC kills woman

RAWALPINDI: Indian troops on Saturday resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kot Kehtera sector on Saturday, a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

According to ISPR, a 60-year-old woman of village Thandi Kassi lost her life in the incident.

The Pakistan Army troops responded to the fire befittingly, the ISPR said.

Incidents of cross-border firing were reported with frequency in the last months of 2016 as tensions simmered between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir issue.

Exchanges of fire have been reported sporadically as the new year began.

A woman had been injured when Indian border troops opened fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Bhimber late on March 10, the ISPR had said.

It said Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing directed at civilian population along the LoC in Baroh village of Bhimber District.

Another incident was reported on March 2, when India resorted to 'unprovoked' firing across the LoC in the Khuiratta and Tender sectors.



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