RAWALPINDI: Indian forces carried out unprovoked artillery shelling in Neelum Valley at the Line of Control (LoC) as a result of which four civilians were killed and seven injured on Wednesday, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
According to ISPR, Indian troops targeted a passenger bus, killing four passengers and injuring seven. According to recent reports the death toll has reached to 9. And 11 people are injured
Educational institutions were shut down in the area following the heavy shelling.
Unprovoked Indian firing in several sectors across LoC
India resorted again to unprovoked firing at LoC on Wednesday morning, ISPR said in a statement.
Indian troops carried out unprovoked firing in Shah Kot, Jora, Battal, Kerala, Baagh, Bagsar, Tattapani sectors. Pakistani troops responded befittingly to the Indian fire, ISPR said.
Heavy exchange of fire continues at the LoC.
Earlier this week Indian troops targeted Jandroot, Kerala and Baroha sectors and martyred four and injured 10 civilians on the Pakistani side. Pakistan Army killed at least six Indian soldiers in retaliatory fire.
On Saturday, Pakistan Army had shot down an Indian spy drone in Rakhchakri sector. On the same day, Indian forces had martyred four minors on the Pakistani side of the LoC.