ISLAMABAD: Two children were martyred in unprovoked firing by Indian forces along Line of Control (LoC) in Rawalkot and Chirikot Sectors, the army said on Wednesday.
The Indian forces targeted civilians by firing in villages of Kahuta, Chaffar, Serian and Narakot, according to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The ISPR statement said that mortar rounds hit the house of a civilian, Sakhi Kayani, in Chaffar village. Resultantly his two children have embraced martyrdom.
Pakistan Army posts are effectively engaging against Indian aggression. The ISPR said Indian posts at the LoC suffered heavy damage while intermittent firing continues. The Pakistan Army claimed killing three Indian soldiers and seriously injuring five others.
Earlier, Pakistan Army destroyed two Indian posts after a civilian was martyred by Indian firing along the LoC on Monday.
The firing also injured four other civilians in the area, the incident took place in the Rakhchikri sector.
“Pakistan Army effectively engaged the Indian posts targetting the civilian posts,” added the ISPR.
The Foreign Office said that India has violated the ceasefire agreement five times in the last 12 days, during which 11 civilians, including five women, have been martyred.
On September 30, unprovoked firing across the LOC martyred a junior commissioned officer (JCO) and two civilians.
The incident also took place in the Rakhchikri area of Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir, in which the Indian troops targeted civilian population through heavy weapons, the ISPR had said in a statement.
On September 27, one civilian embraced martyrdom and four others were wounded after Indian forces resorted to firing in the Nakyal sector of Azad Kashmir.