Two civilians killed in firing by Indian troops along LoC

Posted July 09, 2017

Amid Hizbul Mujahideen "commander" Burhan Wani's death anniversary, Pakistan on Saturday violated ceasefire in Poonch area of Jammu and Kashmir, killing two civilians.

"The firing which started from 6.30 a.m., is ongoing and our forces are effectively retaliating", said Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta. They said the deceased were identified as Mohammad Shoukat, employed in Territorial Army and his wife Safia Bi, residents of Karmara.

Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since the end of British colonial rule in 1947.

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Meanwhile, a group of militants attacked a patrol party of army at Hajin area of north Kashmir's Bandipora district in the wee hours today.

On June 20th, National Assembly's Standing Committee on Kashmir Affairs was informed by Director general (DG) of the Disaster Management Authority (DMA) Indian ceasefire violations across the Line of Control (LoC) has killed at least 832 civilians.

The incident-latest in a series of border clashes since September last- follows the first death anniversary of Kashmiri freedom fighter Burhan Muzzaffer Wani, who was killed in an armed clash with Indian forces in occupied Kashmir past year.