In­dian troops' un­pro­voked fir­ing on LoC in­jures woman

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

IS­LAM­ABAD: Pak­istani and In­dian forces traded fire along the Line of Con­trol on Mon­day dur­ing which a Pak­istani woman was crit­i­cally wounded in Jan­drot sec­tor.

The woman sus­tained se­ri­ous bullet wounds as a re­sult of "un­pro­voked fir­ing" by the In­dian Bor­der Se­cu­rity Force (BSF) in Jan­drot sec­tor along the LoC, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment by the In­ter-Ser­vices Public Re­la­tions.

An In­dian news web­site quoted an un­named de­fence of­fi­cial as say­ing that the ex­change of fire had ini­ti­ated from the Pak­istani side. The web­site added that 120mm mor­tal shells were also fired by the Pak­istani forces.

Ear­lier in Au­gust, 3 peo­ple were killed and at least 22 in­jured as In­dian and Pak­istani se­cu­rity forces ex­changed fire in across the Work­ing Bound­ary in Sialkot.

In July, Pak­istani of­fi­cials blamed the BSF for killing four civil­ians in two sep­a­rate in­ci­dents of cross-bor­der fir­ing in Sialkot's Chaprar sec­tor and Rawalakot's Neza Pir sec­tor. In­dia more­over ac­cused Pak­istan of killing three bor­der guards and one civil­ian. A bor­der ceasefire agree­ment signed by the neigh­bours in 2003 has largely held, but both fre­quently ac­cuse each other of breach­ing it.

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