Altaf Hamid Rao
MIRPUR (AJK): At least five civilians, including a woman, were grievously injured as a result of unprovoked firing by the Indian troops in Bhimbher and Leepa valley sector in Azad Jammu Kashmir on Saturday, authorities said.
Saturday was the third consecutive day of the frequent violation of the ceasefire by Indian through unprovoked firing from across the Line of Control targeting the forward civilian populous areas of AJK.
“A local lady, identified as Tania Imanat, sustained serious injuries as a result of the unprovoked firing by the Indian forces Saturday evening at Naali village located this side of the LoC in Barnala sector of Bhimbher District of Mirpur division”, said Deputy Commissioner Bhimbher Sardar Khalid Mahmood Khan when contacted by our AJK Correspondent Altaf Hamid Rao Saturday night.
The DC said that the injured lady has been admitted in District hospital Bhimbher where she is being provided with Medicare.
The unprovoked Indian firing, according to the reports, lasted for some time intermittently. More details are awaited.
And in another similar incident of unprovoked firing by the Indian troops at the LoC in AJK on Saturday, at least four people received serious bullet injuries when the Indian border security forces resorted to unprovoked firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Leepa valley sector in Jhelum valley district of Azad Jammu Kashmir on Saturday.
According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the incident took place in Leepa sector.
“Unprovoked fire by Indian forces in Leepa Sector of Line of Control (LOC) employing heavy caliber weapons. As usual deliberately targeted civilian population. Four innocent citizens namely Zaheer, Nasir, Munir and Shaukat residents of Bijildar and Battlian villages got seriously injured. Pak Army effectively responded by targeting Indian posts”, the ISPR press release issued on Saturday said.Heavy weaponry was used by the Indian forces, evoking a befitting response from the Pakistani security forces.
The injured civilians have been identified as Zaheer, Nasir, Shaukat and Muneer. All four belong to Bijlidar and Batiala villages of Neelam valley.
The unprovoked Indian firing incident occurred two days after a Pakistan Army soldier was martyred in unprovoked firing from the Indian troops on the LoC in Bhimbher Sector.Sepoy Zaheer Ahmed, a resident of village Sultan Pur in Bhimbher district, had embraced Shahadat in the Thub sector of the LoC on Thursday. Shaheed soldier survived by a widow.
Five Civilians injured in unprovoked Indian firing at two separate forward locations at LoC in AJK
Altaf Hamid Rao