Minor martyred, four injured in Indian shelling

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STAFF REPORTER
ISLAMABADA two-year-old child was kiled while four people were injured in indiscriminate firing in the last 24 hours by the Indian army in various districts near the Line of Control, Inter-Services Public Relations said on Monday. “Indian Army troops in total disregard to ceasefire agreement and international conventions initiated unprovoked ceasefire violations along LoC, deliberately targeting civilian population in Baroh, Dhudnial, Rakhchikri and Chirikot Sectors,” DG ISPR said on Twitter. According to the ISPR, Paki stan Army responded and “targeted those Indian posts which had initiated fire”. The two-year-old who passed away belonged to Dhunial sector, while four people, including a woman and a 72-year-old senior citizen, from Baroh, Rakhchikri and Chirikot sectors sustained serious injuries. ISPR said that the injured have been evacuated to nearby medical facilities for treatment. Meanwhile, Indian Charge d’Affaires Gaurav Ahluwalia was summoned by Director General (South Asia & Saarc) Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri to register Pakistan’s strong protest over the ceasefire violations by Indian troops. Condemning the targeting of innocent civilians by the Indian occupation forces, the director general underscored that such senseless acts — in clear violation of the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding and complete disregard for international human rights and international norms — further vitiate the tense atmosphere along the LoC and are a threat to regional peace and security, it read. “He maintained that by raising tensions along the LoC and the WB, India cannot divert attention from the worsening human rights situation in occupied Kashmir,” the release said.

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