A civilian embraced martyrdom as Indian forces violated ceasefire along the Working Boundary in Phuklian sector on Wednesday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
According to the military’s media wing, Indian troops targetted civilians using mortars and automatics. As a result, “an innocent citizen Muhammad Zahoor, a resident of village Dewra embraced shahadat.”
Pakistan Rangers, the ISPR added, effectively responded and targeted Indian posts.
In another statement, the ISPR said Indian troops violated ceasefire along the LoC “intermittently with direct firing on civilian population in Chirikot and Kailer sectors” as well.
Ceasefire violations by Indian forces have been frequent since relations between the neighbouring countries worsened over unrest in Indian-held Kashmir, as well sentencing of self-confessed spy Kulbushan Jadhav.
According to the Foreign Office, in 2017 to date, Indian forces have carried out more than 700 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, resulting in the death of over 30 civilians and injuries to 113.