RAWALPINDI: Indian troops on Sunday opened fire on civilian population in the Chirikot Sector, according to a press release by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
An 8-year-old boy, Khayam, got seriously injured after the Indian troops opened fire from posts on the Line of Control (LoC).
According to the military’s media wing, the injured minor was evacuated to a hospital.
Pakistani troops effectively responded to the Indian post that opened fire, the ISPR said.
On October 11, a civilian — Muhammad Hanif — was seriously injured while farming Sialkot sector’s village Sukhial after the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) resorted to unprovoked fire, the ISPR stated.
Unprovoked firing by Indian forces has become a routine along the LoC and Working Boundary. The incidents have claimed lives of hundreds of Pakistani soldiers and civilians.
Despite repeated calls for restraint from Pakistan, Indian troops continue to violate the ceasefire agreement between the two countries.