Rawalpindi (September 13, 2017): A man was martyred in an incident of cross-border firing along the Working Boundary on Wednesday, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
“Indian troops initiated unprovoked ceasefire violations using mortars and automatics and targeted the innocent civilian population along [the] Working Boundary in [the] Phuklian sector,” the ISPR said.
The Pakistan Rangers “effectively responded and targeted Indian posts firing on [the] civilian population,” the statement added.
Muhammad Zahoor, a resident of Dewra village, was killed in the cross-border exchange of fire, ISPR said.
The heavily militarised LoC and Working Boundary have witnessed sporadic skirmishes and artillery duels since the alleged Indian ‘surgical strike’ last September, in violation of the 2003 Ceasefire Agreement signed by both countries.