MIRPUR (Azad Kashmir) - Indian border security forces continued blatant violation of the Line of Control ceasefire and injured four children of different ages, resorting to unprovoked shelling on forward locations in Nakyal Sector of Kotli district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday evening, official sources said.

The Indian troops opened fire at about 7:30pm without any provocation, targeting village Kanthi Gala at the LoC in Nakyal Sector as a result of which two children – 16-yer-old Faisal Munir and 10-year-old Mehwish Bibi – were grievously injured, Central Control Room officer Abdul Hameed Mughal told this correspondent.

In another incident of the unprovoked Indian firing on village Dabsi Naar in the same Nakyal Sector on Tuesday evening, two children – 10-year-old Yasir Muneer and 3-year-old Sameer – were seriously injured. All the four injured were shifted to hospitals, the senior official said. The unprovoked Indian firing on the LoC in the Nakyal Sector was continuing intermittently till the receipt of last reports, the officer in charge of the Central Control Room said. “Pakistani troops befittingly responded to the Indian unprovoked firing,” the official said, quoting reports from the areas concerned.

India has intensified violation of the ceasefire on the Line of Control in Kashmir, resorting to unprovoked shelling and targeting civilians in forward areas in Kotli district of Mirpur division and Haveli district of Poonch division in AJK, which resulted in serious injuries to more than six civilians, including women, in three separate incidents during the last 48 hours, official sources of the AJK administration said.