Three soldiers embraced martyrdom while responding to Indian firing along LoC: ISPR

MUZAFFARABAD: Inter Service Public Relations in an statement issued on Wednesday announced that three of its soldiers, including an army captain, embraced martyrdom while responding to the Indian attack along the Line of Control.

According to the statement, seven Indian soldiers were also “killed in retaliatory fire” when Indian once again resorted to unprovoked firing along the LoC.

As a result of unprovoked Indian firing one Army officer and two soldiers embraced martyrdom,

The martyred soldiers included Captain Taimoor, Havaldar Mushtaq Hussain and Lance Naik Ghulam Hussain.

Earlier today, artillery fire and shelling from India targeted several villages and struck a passenger bus near the dividing line in the disputed region of Kashmir on Wednesday, killing 11 civilians, the Pakistani military and officials said. 

Another two civilians died when a mortar shell hit their house in the Nakyal sector in Kotli district, said police official Waseem Khan. The shelling sent residents fleeing in panic, he said.

The Indian Deputy High Commissioner was summoned to Foreign Office today on the ceasefire violations by the Indian forces.

Pakistan summoned IHC over recent ceasefire violations
According to Foreign Office Spokesperson, Pakistan lodged a strong protest over martyrdom of civilians and security personnel on the Line of Control on Wednesday.

He said a letter of protest was also handed over to the Indian Deputy High Commissioner, adding to this, India should desist from targeting unarmed citizens on the LoC.