A civilian was shot dead by suspected terrorists in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday evening, officials said.
The police said that senior officers have reached the spot after receiving information about a terror crime incident in Nildora area of Shopian where terrorists had fired upon one civilian.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that terrorists had fired upon one civilian at his residence in Nildora area of Shopian. He has been identified as Sabzar Ahmad Naiko, son of Abdul Rashid, a resident of Nildora Shopian. The injured civilian was taken to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries,” the police said.
The police have registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of the law. The area has been cordoned off and a search operation is underway.
Pak Continues Unprovoked LoC Ceasefire Violation In Rajouri Earlier
Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling on Indian positions on Monday earlier, on the Line of Control in J&K’s Rajouri district.
“At about 3.50 p.m. today, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling with mortars along the LoC in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district.
“The Indian Army is retaliating befittingly,” said Colonel Devender Anand, defence ministry spokesman.
Since the beginning of this year, Pakistan has been violating with impunity the bilateral ceasefire agreement signed by the two countries in 1999.
24 civilians have been killed and over 100 injured in over 3,186 ceasefire violations by Pakistan on the LoC since January 2020.
Cross border shelling has brought insurmountable suffering in the lives of thousands of people living in villages close to the LoC whose lives, cattle and agricultural fields stand at great peril when shells start raining from across the LoC.
Indian Soldier injured in Pakistan’s ceasefire violation at Kupwara earlier
A soldier was injured in Pakistani firing with small firearms and long-range mortars in another LoC ceasefire violation in Macchil Sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, the Army said on Monday.
“Pakistan was involved in an unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC in Macchil Sector this morning. A befitting response is being given. One soldier was injured and evacuated. His condition is stable,” defence spokesperson Rajesh Kalia said.
There has been a spurt in ceasefire violations along the LoC in Kupwara district in Kashmir Valley and to the south of Pir Panchal in Rajouri and Poonch districts in Jammu, with Pakistan targeting civilian areas and defence positions.
The Army says it is giving a befitting response to all acts of aggression by Pakistan along the LoC.