Islamabad: Pakistan said on Thursday that Indian military had targeted an army post and a village along the Line of Control (LoC), killing one soldier along with a 16-year-old girl and a woman. “Indian Army initiated unprovoked cease-fire violation(CFV) in Kailer & Rakhchikri Sectors along LOC. In Kailer Sector, Indian troops targeted Pakistan Army posts with automatics and heavy weapons,” the military media wing, Inter Servic Publich Relations (ISPR), said in an official statement.
It further added that the Pakistan army had responded “effectively,” inflicting heavy losses on “Indian troops in men and material.”
During the exchange of intense fire, “Lance Naik Ali Baz, age 34 years, resident of District Karak, embraced shahadat (martyrdom),” it continued.
The statement said that in the Rakchikri sector along the LoC, Indian troops “deliberately targeted civilian population,” killing a 16-year-old girl and 52-year-old woman while a 10-year-old boy and 55-year-old lady got injured.
According to a statement issued by the country’s foreign office earlier this week, India has so far committed 913 cease-fire violations.
Pakistan urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 cease-fire understanding and allow the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.