Five civilians critically injured in Indian firing along LoC in Leepa valley: Pakistan Army

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Srinagar: At least five people were injured on Saturday after the Indian security forces allegedly fired at civilian population along the Line of Control (LoC) with small and heavy weapons, Express Tribune reported.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the incidents took place in Leepa and Bagsar sectors.

The Indian forces used heavy calibre weapons, evoking a befitting response from the Pakistani security forces, the reports quoting the statement said.

The injured civilians have been identified as Zaheer, Nasir, Shaukat, Muneer and Tania. The injured belong to the Bijlidar, Battlian, and Gujrakh villages.

The incident took place two days after a Pakistan Army soldier was killed in “unprovoked firing” from the Indian troops on the LoC, the Express Tribune report stated.

Sepoy Zaheer Ahmed was killed in the Thub sector of the LoC. He belongs to village Sultan Pur in Bhimber district and is survived by a widow.