India resorts to unprovoked firing at LoC


RAWALPINDI: Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control (LoC) early Sunday on the morning of August 14, the day marking Pakistan’s independence 70 years ago.

According to a statement by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the cross-border firing took place on the LoC in Nezapir sector near Rawlakot.

The unprovoked firing “started at 0200 hrs lasted till 0830 hrs on 14 August”. ISPR said some shells landed at civilian houses, though nobody was reported hurt.

“India used all types of heavy weapons including mortar and artillery. Some of rounds landed at even civilian houses near LoC. No loss of life reported so far,” it said. Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing, said the ISPR.