Civilian injured in ceasefire violation succumbs
Srinagar: A civilian, who was injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control in Tangdhar sector of north Kashmir last week, died at a hospital here on Thursday, police said.
Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, who was undergoing treatment at the SKIMS hospital here for the past six days, breathed his last early this morning, a police official said.
He said Mir was one of the six people injured in the Pakistani firing in Tangdhar sector on August 7.
Meanwhile, Pakistani army on Wednesday evening violated the ceasefire by using heavy fire and mortar shells to target forward areas along the Line of Control in Rajouri district, prompting a befitting response from the security forces, officials said.
“At about 1950 hours today, the Pak army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms & shelling with mortars along the LoC in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district”, defence spokesman said.
The Indian army retaliated befittingly, he added. (PTI)