“Indian army today targeted innocent civilians in Gheekot and Mandal villages of Lipa sector where civilians were preparing for Friday prayers,” the ISPR said in a statement. “One young boy martyred, four civilians injured.”
On Wednesday, the Pakistani Army killed five people of the Indian troops including a serviceman in retaliation of an unprovoked violation of ceasefire terms by the Indian army.
Army, the communique added, effectively responded, killing three Indian soldiers and injuring many. “Three Indian posts [were also] destroyed,” it said.
The military expressed the resolve that it “stands by its innocent civil population and would continue to respond befittingly.”
Pakistan recently summoned India’s deputy high commissioner to lodge a complaint in protest of ceasefire violations by Indian forces.