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Old man injured in Indian firing

February 03, 2002

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MIRPUR, Feb 2: Indian army resorted to unprovoked firing on Saturday on villages along the Line of Control in Samani sector in Bhimber district of Azad Kashmir, and the Pakistan army retaliated swiftly, silencing the Indian guns.

Bhimber Superintendent of Police Tariq Ajmi told APP over telephone that 65-year-old Ahmed Din, son of Nur Din, sustained serious injuries when he was hit by a bullet from across the LoC on Bandala village at 0.50 Saturday morning.

Indian army, according to the district police chief, targeted the civilian population of the village during the unprovoked firing. The injured has been admitted to a local hospital in Bhimber where he is being provided with Medicare.

Normal life was partially affected in Bandala and various adjoining villages during the unprovoked firing by the Indian troops which are massed in large numbers on the other side of the Line of Control in Bhimber district of the AJK.

According to official sources, the reports reaching here on Saturday also spoke of unprovoked firing by the Indian army on various forward areas along the Line of Control in Kotli district of Azad Kashmir.—APP