ISLAMABAD, May 23: Five more civilians including a woman were killed and 16 others injured as the Indian army continued “unprovoked and indiscriminate” firing across the Line of Control and working boundary, a defence official said.

The areas which came under Indian shelling on Thursday were Bhimbher, Kotli, Rawalakot, Abbaspur and Hajira sectors in Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK), an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release said.

According to reports reaching here two shopkeepers were killed and two others injured critically when Indian troops opened indiscriminate shelling last night at Dhar Bazar, which is about two kilometres from the LoC Rawalakot sector.

The Indian troops used automatic weapons, recoilles rifles, mortars and rocket launchers in this area.

In another incident a woman was killed in the same area due to unprovoked firing and shelling of the enemy troops.

In Nakyal sector, a young man Mohammad Rasheed was killed in Mohra Dharotti village of Kotli sector. In Smahni sector of Bhimbher district a nine-year old boy was killed, three other children, four women and a man were injured seriously. Injured were rushed to the nearby hospitals.

Pakistan Army responded to the unprovoked firing and shelling by the Indian troops and caused considerable damage to the enemy.

Opinion

Law & processions
16 Oct 2021

Law & processions

It is up to the police to impose reasonable conditions on a procession.
Is the party over?
Updated 16 Oct 2021

Is the party over?

Many in PTI are concerned how they can hang on till the next elections.
The last fortress
Updated 16 Oct 2021

The last fortress

The state wants to use the social media rules to trample on the right to freedom of speech.
Reopening under Covid
15 Oct 2021

Reopening under Covid

It will be a challenge to deal with all students returning to classrooms and maintaining SOPs.

Editorial

Diminishing freedom
Updated 16 Oct 2021

Diminishing freedom

DESPITE the serious reservations of digital rights activists and tech companies, the federal government has...
16 Oct 2021

Dirty politics

IN her outburst against Prime Minister Imran Khan this week, PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz may not have taken names but...
16 Oct 2021

Decreasing emissions

THE announcement by SAPM on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam that carbon emissions in the country came down by 9pc...
No need for NAB
Updated 15 Oct 2021

No need for NAB

THE National Accountability Bureau has sent instructions to its regional bureaus to stop processing cases that fall...
Forced conversions
Updated 15 Oct 2021

Forced conversions

THE majoritarian view has once again prevailed in the matter of bringing about legislation against forced conversion...
15 Oct 2021

Transgender rights

MEMBERS of the transgender community in the country are often at the receiving end of both their families’ and...