Elderly woman falls prey to Indian unprovoked firing on LoC


Rawalpindi, Nov. 14 (TNS): An elderly woman was martyred in yet another incident of unprovoked firing by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday, ISPR says here.

Indian forces targetted Kakuta village in Chirikot sector, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said, adding that as a result 75-year-old Mehmooda Begum embraced martyrdom. “Indian bunkers engaged by Pakistani troops,” it said in a statement.

The incident occurred a day after a ceasefire violation injured a child in Azad Kashmir.

In this year alone, over 1,100 ceasefire violations have taken place along the LoC and the Working Boundary, according to a Pakistan Foreign Office tally. This led to 48 civilians being killed and over 160 others injured.

Last week, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had approved funds to develop community protection bunkers for the safety of civilian population along the LoC.