Two children injured in unprovoked Indian firing along LoC: FO

Two children injured in unprovoked Indian firing along LoC: FO

Two minors were injured in “unprovoked” cross-border firing along the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday night, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said in a tweet.

In his tweet, the spokesperson said Indian troops engaged in a ceasefire violation targeting “innocent civilians” in the Balakot village in Nikial Sector along the LoC.

The two children injured in the incident were nine- and 14-years-old.

A 60-year-old woman was killed and a man was injured in a separate incident of cross-border firing along the LoC on Saturday, a statement by Inter-Services Public Relations confirmed.

Tense relations

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 since the new year began.

A Pakistani 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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