Resorts to unprovoked firing intermittently in Leepa valley of AJK
MIRPUR (Altaf Hamid Rao): Nov. 9: In yet another attempt to reiterate her aggressive posture in the region, India resorted to unprovoked intermittent firing at the Line of Control (LoC) in Leepa valley sector of Azad Jammu Kashmir Friday afternoon, local civil authorities confirmed.
When contacted, Deputy Commissioner Jhelum Valley district Raja Imran Shaheen told our AJK Correspondent Altaf Hamid Rao over telephone Friday evening that the Indian forces resorted to unprovoked shelling at about 3.00 pm on Friday, from across the LoC, targeting various forward area villages at the line of control including Lubgaraan, Nakote, Bheejles Dhaar and Chatgarhi in the top mountainous Leepa valley, the sub division of the Jhelum valley district of AJK. “The firing lasted for about half an hour intermittently”, the DC said quoting the instantly-landing reports at the district headquarter from the firing-hit villages of the remote and far-flung belt of the scenic valley.
“No loss of life was immediately known or reported because of the area being a far-flung location”, Shaheen said while responding to a question. “Details are awaited”, he added.
It may be added that various parts of the Leepa valley had lashed with heavy rains and snow fall about three days ago.
Friday was the second consecutive day of the unprovoked Indian firing at the LoC in AJK. Earlier on Thursday, a Pak Army soldier was martyred in the unprovoked Indian troops at the LoC at Thub sector of Azad Jammu Kashmir.