Civilian, child martyred in unprovoked Indian firing across Working Boundary: ISPR

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SIALKOT: One civilian and a young girl were martyred and at least seven civilians were wounded in unprovoked firing by Indian Border Security Force at the working boundary on Sunday night, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. 

According to ISPR, Indian forces targeted Chuprar and Harpal sectors. Pakistan Rangers Punjab befittingly responded to the Indian firing which continued all night.

Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria while confirming the incident said that India was endangering peace by heating up the Working Boundary and Line of Control (LoC).

He confirmed that civilians had been targeted by Indian forces.

Tensions between the two nuclear-armed South Asian neighbours have escalated following the Uri attack in Indian occupied Kashmir.

On September 29, India claimed to have carried out ‘surgical strikes’ across the LoC in which two Pakistani soldiers were martyred. Pakistan dismissed the claims of the surgical strikes. India has so far failed to provide any proof of any such strikes.

According to Nafees Zakaria, India has violated the LoC more than 90 times this year.

Due to Indian unprovoked firing at working boundary last night a civilian Muhammad Latif of village Janglora and a minor Haniya age one and a half embraced Shahadat while 7 civilians were injured. Indian resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling which was befittingly responded to by Pakistan Rangers Punjab in Harpal, Pukhlian and Charwah sectors on working boundary. Intermittent exchange of firing continued throughout night. Injured Civilians have been evacuated to CMH Sialkot.

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