At least ten civilians have been martyred and several including children injured as a result of unprovoked Indian shelling at the Line of Control, the speaker of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Assembly said on Wednesday.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Indian forces carried out unprovoked artillery shelling in Neelum Valley at the LoC. The ISPR placed the death toll at seven civilians martyred and 11 injured.
Indian troops targeted a passenger bus near Dhaundiyal. They also fired at an ambulance and targeted the settlements along the border, ISPR said.
The ISPR added that Pakistani troops had responded in a befitting manner to the Indian aggression.
Educational institutions were shut down in the area following the heavy shelling.
India resorted again to unprovoked firing at LoC onÂ Wednesday morning, ISPR said in a statement.
Indian troops carried outÂ unprovoked firing in Shah Kot, Jora, Battal, Kerala, Baagh, Bagsar, Tattapani sectors. Pakistani troops responded befittingly to the Indian fire, ISPR said.
Heavy exchange of fire continues at the LoC.
Earlier this week Indian troops targeted Jandroot, Kerala and Baroha sectors and martyred four and injured 10 civilians on the Pakistani side. Pakistan Army killed at least six Indian soldiers in retaliatory fire.
On Saturday, Pakistan Army had shot down an Indian spy drone in Rakhchakri sector.Â On the same day, Indian forces had martyred four minors on the Pakistani side of the LoC.