Soldier martyred as India violates ceasefire along LoC

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

21st Feb, 2020. 12:13 am

A Pakistani soldier was martyred during Indian ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Leepa Valley, according to the military’s media wing.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Indian troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in Kayani Sector and during an exchange of fire Sepoy Imtiaz Ali, 30, resident of Pabbi village in Nowshera District, while valiantly defending the motherland embraced martyrdom.

The ISPR further stated Indian fire was responded effectively by Pakistani soldiers targeting cross-border posts.

Earlier on February 14, a 13-year-old girl injured during ceasefire violation by India along the Line of Control’s (LoC) Nezapir and Rakhchikri sector.

 ISPR  stated the mortars’ attack  at Fatehpur and adjacent villages left  a 13-year-old girl injured.

The ISPR further said that the victim had been shifted to a nearby medical facility for treatment.

The military’s media wing reiterated that Indian troops were deliberately targeting civilian population.

Tensions mount between the two nuclear-armed states over the past couple of years.

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India and Pakistan came close to war in February last year after the Pulwama suicide attack that left more than 40 Indian soldiers dead.

on February 26, 2019, Indian jets bombed Balakot. The next day, PAF jets shot down two Indian planes and captured an Indian pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman later he was released in a good will gesture by the Pakistani authorities.

On August 5, 2019, India revoked Article 370 of its constitution to illegally annex occupied Kashmir.

Article 370 of Indian constitution guaranteed special autonomy for the disputed region.

Occupying administration has imposed a curfew in occupied Kashmir, suspended telephone and internet services, and detained the local leadership.

Pakistan had strongly condemned the unprecedented New Delhi’s move to revoke Kashmir’s special status.

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