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Two Pakistan Army soldiers, two civilians martyred in Indian shelling across LoC

Three people were also injured

SAMAA | and - Posted: Mar 2, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
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Posted: Mar 2, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

Three people were also injured

Two Pakistan Army soldiers were among four people killed after Indian forces opened fire along the Line of Control in Kashmir Saturday.

Three people were also injured in the attack.

According to the ISPR, Indian forces have been targeting civilian installations in Azad Kashmir. In the Nakyal sector, firing and heavy shelling by the Indian side resulted in the deaths of two Pakistan Army soldiers.

They have been identified as Hawaldar Abdul Rab and Naik Khurrum.

Related: We don’t want conflict with India but will defend Pakistan till our last breath if needed: ISPR chief

Heavy firing and shelling were carried out in different sectors of Kashmir–Nakyal, Chamb, Goyee, Khuiratta, Manawar, and Matiyanwali.

Indian border forces shelled people’s houses in Mirpur in which 19-year-old Sadhar Qureshi and 80-year-old Nazeer Ahmed were killed.

Many houses were reportedly destroyed in Goyee sector and people couldn’t even leave their houses. A woman was injured as a result of the heavy shelling.

In Nakyal, the examinations of students from class five to class eight have been postponed. The educational institutes will remain closed for the next four days.

Related: Pakistan Air Force shoots down two Indian fighter jets: one pilot arrested

Tensions are running high between India and Pakistan following a suicide attack on an Indian convoy last month, which killed 40 soldiers in Indian-Administered Kashmir. Indian media and government officials were quick to assign blame to Pakistan for what they said was supporting the Maulana Masood Azhar-led group, the JeM. Pakistan refuted allegations that its government was linked to the Pulwama attack.

On February 27, Pakistani Air Force shot down two Indian Air Force MiG 21 aircraft. One pilot was arrested tooOne plane crashed in the Khuiratta sector of Azad Kashmir while one crashed in Indian-Administered Kashmir’s Budgam area.

The PAF shot down the Indian jets a day after two Indian aircraft violated the Line of Control and crossed three to four miles into Pakistani territory near Muzaffarabad before PAF jets scrambled and they turned back. They dropped a payload but no damage was incurred, according to the ISPR chief, who took to Twitter to announce the event. India, on the other hand, claims to have “completely destroyed” a “terrorist camp” in Balakot by dropping “1,000kg bombs”.

Related: Pakistan will retaliate if there is an attack from the Indian side: PM Khan

On Friday, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, an Indian Air Force pilot who was captured on February 27 after his jet was shot down for violating Pakistani airspace, was sent back to India Friday. He was released into Indian custody via the Wagah Border amid tight security.

Prime Minister Imran Khan announced during a joint session of parliament on February 28 that it would release Wing Commander Varthaman as a gesture of peace and goodwill.

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  1. Mudassar Hanif  March 2, 2019 12:02 pm/ Reply

    I Think its totally wrong to release the indian pilot beacuse they don”t deserve this.

  2. Hassan alia  March 2, 2019 3:56 pm/ Reply

    We should’nt be realising pilot not matter what he was a POW in our country, hopefully we wont repeat this mistake again.

  3. Ryszard Ewiak  March 2, 2019 4:13 pm/ Reply

    PM Khan is fighting for peace. Unfortunately, the World War 3 is inevitable, like death, though not now. Jesus said: “When you hear of wars and disturbances, do not panic; for these things must take place first, but the fulfillment will not come immediately.” (Luke 21:9) The global nuclear war, (this will be the fulfillment of the sign of Jesus), will start with an ethnic conflict: “For nation will rise against nation”. (Matthew 24:7) In the Book of Revelation we read: “And another horse came forth, a red horse: and to him that sat thereon it was given to take peace from the earth, and that they should slay one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.” (6:4) Jesus explained: “Terrors both and unusual phenomena from sky powerful will be.” (Luke 21:11) Some ancient manuscripts contain the words “and frosts”. The Aramaic Peshitta: “and will be great frosts”. We call this today “nuclear winter”. In Mark 13:8 there are also words of Jesus: “and disorders” (confusion and chaos).

  4. Aby  March 2, 2019 5:28 pm/ Reply

    Indian media and government officials are real quick assigning blame on Pakistan. Everything is clear, they’re not interested in peace. We should retaliate strongly.

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