A young person was killed and two others injured in Azad Jammu and Kashmir when Indian troops resorted to “unprovoked” shelling throughout the Line of Management (LoC) early Monday morning, a senior official stated.
The casualties occurred in Tatta Pani sector of southern Kotli district the place shelling started after 5:forty five am, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Chaudhry Zulqarnain Sarfraz stated.
“Indian troops began [shelling] with none provocation, and in addition focused the civilian populations,” the SSP informed Daybreak.
He added that Asad, 18, died after being hit by the splinters of a shell in Bhabra village.
Two extra youngsters, Shabaz, 17, and Waqar, 18, have been critically injured in Bhabra and Dhanah villages, respectively, he added.
“The shelling has stopped now, however who is aware of once they (Indians) will resume it once more,” the SSP stated.
A Tatta Pani based mostly journalist advised this correspondent by phone that Indian shelling was “intense” however Pakistani troops “successfully” responded to it.
“Actually Indian weapons fell silent after a befitting response from our troops,” stated Sardar Mohammad Javed.
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An elderly resident of AJK was killed in cross-LoC firing, final week.
Shabbir Khan, in his late sixties, was performing some family work within the courtyard of his home when Indian troops hit him with a burst of fireside.
Since January, India has dedicated greater than four hundred ceasefire violations alongside the LoC, leaving a number of civilians lifeless or wounded and surpassing final yr’s complete of 382, officers say.
Asad’s dying has pushed the dying toll in Indian shelling to 10 since January, whereas over sixty five have sustained accidents
Incidents of cross-border firing have turn out to be a norm because the final months of 2016 as tensions simmer between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir difficulty.
Following the Uri military base assault in September, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped up a drive to ‘isolate’ Pakistan diplomatically.
Within the days following the assault, India claimed to have carried out a cross-border ‘surgical strike’ towards ‘launch pads of terror’ in Azad Jammu and Kashmir — a declare Pakistan strongly rejected.
Pakistan maintains that India has been trying to divert the world’s consideration away from atrocities dedicated by authorities forces in India-held Kashmir.
Tensions between the 2 nations soared just lately as India approached the Worldwide Courtroom of Justice to safe consular entry for Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to demise by a Subject Basic Courtroom Martial (FGCM) in Pakistan over his involvement in espionage and terrorism.
In a listening to of the case on Might 18, a ten-member bench at The Hague restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav, who India claims is a retired naval officer.
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