3 killed, six injured by Indian LoC firing

New Delhi claims of killing Pak soldiers rebuffed

Sophia Siddiqui

Islamabad—At least three civilian, including a young girl, were killed in the Nakyal and Tatta Pani sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday when Indian troops opened fire in the area.
Six people were also injured in the shelling by Indian troops in the villages along the LoC.
“Nakyal and Tatta Pani sectors came under fire on Friday, with Indian troops targeted civilian populations without any provocation.
Pakistan Army on Friday strongly rejected Indian
claims of killing Pakistani soldiers along with the working boundary.
“Indian claims of killing any Pakistani soldier at the Working Boundary are absolutely baseless and untrue,” the ISPR said in a statement, adding these are part of their propaganda campaign aimed to hide their losses at the Working Boundary and also divert world attention from the Kashmir issue.
Earlier on Friday, Indian media quoted India’s Border Security Force (BSF) as claiming that 15 personnel of Pakistan Rangers were killed during firing across the border.
The claims come hours after Pakistan declared an official of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, Surjeet Singh, as persona non grata and asked him to leave the leave by tomorrow.
Ties between the two countries have deteriorated further as the Indian prime minister stepped up a drive to isolate Pakistan diplomatically after the Uri army base attack last month. Hours after the attack occurred, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh termed Pakistan a ‘terrorist state’ and accused Pakistan of involvement.
The Uri attack occurred days before Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was set to address the United Nations General Assembly regarding Indian human rights violations in held Kashmir.
Following the attack, India claimed it conducted a cross-border ‘surgical strike’ against ‘launch pads of terror’ in Azad Jammu and Kashmir — a claim Pakistan has strongly rejected.
Pakistan maintains that India is attempting to divert the world’s attention away from atrocities committed by government forces in India-held Kashmir.

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