At least five civilians, including two young boys and two elderly women, were injured in unprovoked Indian firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Kashmir, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
“Indian Army troops unprovoked ceasefire violation in Nikial sector, along LoC, targeting civil population late last night. Pakistan Army troops responded effectively to Indian firing,” ISPR added.
Earlier, on July 1, the Indian Army had committed a ceasefire violation along the LoC, killing a resident of Talwari village.
On July 2, Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui had condemned Indian security forces’ relentless ceasefire violations along the LoC. She added that in the first six months of 2020, 1,546 ceasefire violations occurred, resulting in the death of 14 innocent civilians and serious injuries to 114 others.
Tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours have risen high over the past few weeks as India continues to violate the ceasefire agreement over the LoC as they continue to injure and, in some cases, even kill innocent civilians.