Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over LoC firing

On-leave soldier, wife killed; children injured in cross-border firing from Pakistan Two civilians killed in Indian forces' firing across LoC
Lillian Steele | 10 July, 2017, 00:58

"A Pakistan army post has been demolished by the (Indian) soldiers yesterday (Saturday) evening".

Pakistan has once again started its unprovoked shelling and firing along the Line of Control in the Khaari Karmara and Digwar areas of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir.

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The Indian Army retaliated strongly to Pakistan's unprovoked firing.

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Sigh condemned the killing of an army jawan and his wife during LoC shelling and expressed sympathy with the bereaved family.

A spokesman of the Foreign Ministry said Sunday that three more people, including two women, died later in Tetri Note and Chaffar villages while one person was injured.

Later the bodies of the soldier and his wife were handed over to his relatives who live in the Mendhar area.

Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh was summoned over the alleged firing by Indian forces in Chirikot and Satwal sectors, the statement said.

The deceased were identified as 18-year-old Waqar Younas and 19-year-old Asad Ali.

He also said Indian attempts to deflect worldwide attention from worsening situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir due to its repressive measures, by heating up the LoC, shall fail.

"There are reports that two Pakistani soldiers and five civilians were killed in overnight retaliation by Indian Army across the border", sources here today said.

He also announced on spot assistance of rupees ten thousand in favour of the NOKs of victims from Red Cross.

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