PAKISTAN BEFITTINGLY RESPONDS TO UNPROVOKED INDIAN FIRING AT LOC, WB

The Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) on Friday opened unprovoked firing and shelling at the Working Boundary in Shakargarh sector, said the Pakistan Army.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the firing and shelling lasted for about half an hour. Pakistan Rangers returned fire which silenced Indian guns, it added.

The Indian army used heavy weapons and resorted to shelling, targeting Pakistani positions as well as civilian areas. However, no loss of life was reported in the incident.

Later during the day they resorted to unprovoked firing at the LoC in Keral sector. Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked fire, said ISPR – the media wing of Pakistan Army.

The incident came a day after Pakistan lodged a strong protest with India over ceasefire violations of the Line of Control. Pakistan has concerns that during the last couple of months, there have been a number of ceasefire violations from the Indian side on the LoC.

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Tensions between the two nuclear-armed South Asian neighbours have escalated following the Uri attack in Indian occupied Kashmir. On September 29, India claimed to have carried out ‘surgical strikes’ across the LoC in which two Pakistani soldiers were martyred.

Pakistan dismissed both the claims, calling it an Indian attempt to divert world’s attention from atrocities its forces are carrying out in the Occupied Kashmir.

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