Srinagar: Three Pakistan Army soldiers have been killed due to “unprovoked firing” by the Indian army across the restive Line of Control (LoC) at Rakhchikri Sector in Rawalkot, Dawn reported on Tuesday.
Subedar Mohammad Riaz from Jhang, Lance Havaldar Aziz Ullah from Noshero Feroz, and Sepoy Shahid Mansib from Abbottabad were killed while one soldier got injured, reported Dawn quoting military’s media wing, ISPR.
The ISPR said that the Army responded to Indian firing in a befitting manner, adding there were reports of casualties on Indian side of the LoC.
A day earlier, an elderly villager was killed while two women and three young boys were injured in Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PaK) in “unrelenting ceasefire violations” by Indian troops across the LoC, the report said.
According to police, Indian troops had resorted to shelling in Nezapir sector at about 7am, using small and heavy weapons. The shelling was largely restricted to military posts on opposite sides “but occasionally the Indian army would also pound civilian settlements”, a police official had said.
Another official in Kotli district had told Dawn that Goi and Tattapani sectors had been experiencing heavy shelling since Sunday night. A 28-year-old woman was injured in Goi Batali village after shrapnel from a shell hit her.
The Battal sector in the neighbouring Poonch district also witnessed heavy shelling, but no casualties were reported from there.
On Monday, a minor, 5 year old, girl was killed in Pakistani shelling in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Besides, 10 persons including five soldiers were injured in the shelling.