Officials told on Monday that three civilians were injured, including a woman and her teenage son, in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) due to Indian firing from the other side of the control line.
After the Indian army took action against the ceasefire at around 2 am, the victims occurred in the town of Gujjar Morr in the village of Samahni Tehsil in the Bhimber district of southern Bhutan. 30. Use small or heavy weapons.
The incident took place in Gujjar Morr Village of Samahni Tehsil, in the southernmost Bhimber district, after the Indian army violated the ceasefire at around 2 am with the use of both small and big weapons.
Bhimber SP Sultan Awan told, “The shelling lasted for one and a half hours without any pause and it was intense.” He also told that the Indian army targeted the civilians on purpose.
“Even now, firing with small arms continues intermittently,” he told.
The three casualties were also confirmed by ISPR.
DHO Iqbal Hussain told that a shell fell on a house in the village of Gujjar Morr, due to which a 40-year-old woman, Robina Kausar and her 15-year-old son, Sheharyar Sabir were injured badly.
He told, “Splinters hit the woman in the back and the boy in the feet.”
Some photos of the boy were shared on social media which showed his right foot was severely injured by the shell.
DHO told that the mother and her son were taken to CMH Kharian after receiving initial treatment at the Army’s health center.
The third person who was injured was a 34-year-old man, Khalid Hussain who had come on a visit to the village of Gujjar Morr.
The DHO told that after initial treatment, he was allowed to return to his home as his injury was not serious.
Residents of the area told that Pakistan Army also responded to the shelling.
The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Raja Farooq Haider condemned the deliberate attacks on civilians by the Indian army and called them the “height of inhumanity”.
He said, “Hardly any day goes by when there are no civilian casualties along the ceasefire line [LoC] due to the unprovoked ceasefire violations by Indian troops. Words fail to describe the villainy of the Indian army being experienced by the Kashmiris not only inside the occupied territory but also across the dividing line.”