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Indian troops continue violation of ceasefire agreement

Rawalakot, August 27, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Indian troops continued violation of the ceasefire agreement on early Monday morning, the third consecutive day, by firing mortar shells, rockets and automatic weapons on forward Pakistani posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Lanjot Sector in which four civilians sustained injuries. The Pakistan troops retaliated in a befitting manner and silenced the Indian guns.

The people living near the LoC got terrified after the shelling and were restricted to their homes. The Indian forces have been violating the ceasefire at the LoC in which a captain of Pakistan Army and a soldier were martyred while many sustained multiple injuries.

Many civilians died and were injured in the continued Indian aggression at the LoC. Meanwhile, in the Nakial Sector, according to military sources, the Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing at 05:00am on Monday morning. As a result of Indian shelling, several hundred villagers fled their homes in Azad Kashmir, officials said.

Pakistani authorities said that the Indian Army’s shelling killed two women and wounded seven other civilians at LoC.“Since Sunday at least 40 families or 300 people have left their homes in 10 villages in the Nakial Sector to escape shelling by the Indian troops,” said AJK Minister Javed Budhanwi.

Most of the displaced from the Datoot village have been given shelter at camps set up in colleges in the town of Nakial, Budhanwi said. About 10 families have moved in with relatives and more people are expected to leave in the next few days if the Indian firing continues, he added.

“We are requesting villagers to remain inside their homes as Indian troops are targeting the civilian population with small arms and heavy weapons,” he said. Many villagers have dug trenches outside their homes. Four civilians were wounded by the Indian fire on Monday, local government official Deputy Commissioner Masood-ur-Rehman said.

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