ISLAMABAD - A 75-year-old woman was killed in unprovoked firing by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Indian forces targeted Kakuta village in Chirikot sector. Resultantly, the elderly woman identified as Mehmooda Begum lost her life.

Pakistani troops “befittingly” responded to the cease-fire violation targeting Indian army check posts, an ISPR statement added. Tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbors have failed to ease. The ceasefire violation took place two days after Indian BSF’s firing injured a 10-year-old boy Umar in Battal Sector of AJK.

Earlier on November 10, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the Line of Control (LOC) in Chirikot sector where they were briefed by General Officer Commanding on the current situation along the LoC, Indian Cease Fire Violations (CFVs) targeting civilians and befitting response being given by the Pak Army.

The prime minister condemned Indian unprofessional approach of targeting innocent civilians, stating that that Pakistan would continue its political, diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiris for their just struggle.

While interacting with families of martyrs and Injured due to Indian shelling, PM Abbasi had appreciated their determination and resolve. He announced enhancement in financial assistance to the affected families and approved funds to develop community protection bunkers for safety of civilian population.