March 2018 News

Heavy Shelling Along LoC Consumes More Lives

1 March 2018
Brighter Kashmir

Islamabad: Two Pakistani soldiers were killed when Indian troops initiated 'unprovoked' firing across the restive Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday, said a press release issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). According to Pakistan army's media affairs wing, the casualties occurred in Bhimber sector, located in the southernmost Bhimber district of Pakistan administered Kashmir 'Indian troops initiated unprovoked firing in Bhimber sector. Two Pakistan army soldiers embraced shahadat,' the ISPR said in a late night press release. The ISPR identified the deceased soldiers as 32-years old Sepoy Muhammad Munir Chohan, a resident of village Rakri Chohan in tehsil Forward Kahuta of district Haveli, and 28-years old Sepoy Aamir Hussain, a resident of Danna village in tehsil Samahni of district Bhimber. Pakistan army troops reportedly responded to Indian firing and reports of substantial damage to Indian posts were received. Meanwhile, at least two army soldiers have suffered injuries after Pakistan reportedly resorted to indiscriminate firing and shelling targeting Indian posts in Manjkoot and Mehandhar Sectors of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir. An army official said that Pakistan violated ceasefire and attacked Indian posts resulting in the injuries of two army soldiers. He said both the injured have been shifted to Udhampur based army hospital. The heavily militarised LoC that splits the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir between Pakistan and India has been constantly witnessing an exchange of fire in a serious breach of a ceasefire agreement signed by the two armies in November 2003.