ISLAMABAD, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- At least four Pakistani people were injured
including a soldier a result of firing by Indian troops at Nikial sector of
the northern Pakistan side of Kashmir along the Line of control (LoC) early on
According to officials, heavy shelling continued during the early hours on
Sunday by Indian troops, wounding a Pakistani soldier and three civilians.
On Saturday, two Pakistani civilians were wounded in Nakial sector as
Indian troops continued to violate cease-fire along the Line of Control (LoC).
According to an official, despite Pakistan showing restrain, Indian forces
continued unprovoked mortar firing and shelling in Pakistan administered
Kashmir injuring two more civilians.
Military officials told KUNA the Indian Army in different areas of Nakial
sector has fired over 800 mortar shells during the last three days.
A senior official of the local administration confirmed that a soldier and
three civilians sustained injuries in Kanate area of Nakial sector as Indian
Army troops opened unprovoked firing. He further said that the Pakistani Army
retaliated for "the Indian aggression," but Indian troops started to target
the civilian population with heavy weapons.
Tension between India and Pakistan rose as five Indian soldiers were
ambushed and killed in a remote district along the disputed Kashmir region.
India has accused Pakistani soldiers to be involved in the attack but the
Foreign Office has denied the involvement of Pakistan's Army.
The latest incidents of firing by Indian troops wounded at least 12
civilians, including three women, in Pakistani-administered Kashmir.
Earlier, the Foreign Office spokesman, Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, said Pakistan
had already apprised India of its concern over the situation on the Line of
Control (LoC) and all communication channels between the two countries were
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