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Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Chirikot and Satwal Sectors on the Line of Control this morning.

According to ISPR, two persons including a girl were martyred and three others wounded in the firing.

The Indian forces used small and heavy arms, including mortars.

Pakistan Army troops effectively responded to the Indian aggression.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has lodged strong protest with India over its unprovoked firing in Chirikot and Satwal Sectors of Line of Control.

The Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh was summoned to the foreign office.

It was stressed that deliberate targeting of civilians is deplorable and contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws.

The Indian side was urged to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement and maintain peace on the LoC.

It was also urged that the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan should be permitted to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.

AJK President Masood Khan and Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan have also strongly condemned the unprovoked Indian shelling on Abbaspur and Nakyal Sectors at Line of Control.

In their statements, AJK President and Prime Ministers said that India by targeting innocent civilian at LoC is trying to divert the attention of world community from the deteriorating human rights situation in held valley.

They said such cowardice could not deter people of Azad Kashmir to stop raising voice for their brethren in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan directed the administration of Poonch and Kotli districts to provide best available medical facilities to those injured in the Indian firing.

He also directed the concerned authorities to ensure protection of civilian residing on Line of Control.

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