MIRPUR, AJK - A civilian was injured in unprovoked firing by Indian troops near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jandrote-Goiee Sector of Kotli District on Saturday, police said.

The incident took place in village Rahore near LoC in Azad Jammu Kashmir on Saturday evening. It was the first violation of the Line of Control by Indian troops through the unprovoked firing since the recent reported successful meeting of the director generals of military operations of Pakistan and India in Lahore over the recent heated issue of the repeated ceasefire violations of the LoC in Jammu & Kashmir and the working boundary between Occupied Jammu & Kashmir state and Pakistan.

The Indian firing started at about 4.30 am Saturday on village Rahore in Jandrote Sector without any provocation leaving injured Muhammad Azher, a local resident, incharge officer Kotli District Police Control Room told The Nation's AJK correspondent. Azher received bullet injuries on his arm. He was rushed to DHQ Hospital Kotli where his condition was stated to be out of danger, the police officer said.  The unprovoked Indian firing lasted for some time, he said quoting reports pouring in from the firing-hit forward village.

The Indian troops targeted the civilian inhibited areas of the village along the restive Line of Control, another report reaching from the firing-hit forward village said, adding, that the unprovoked firing by the Indian troops - illegitimately holding a part of the Himalayan State of Jammu and Kashmir, continued for some time intermittently partially affecting the normal life in Rahore and the adjoining civilian-inhibited forward areas in twin Jandrote and Ghoiee sector in Kotli district.