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‘PAK Army continues to systematically target innocent civilians on LoC’

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Srinagar: Indian Army today said that Pak Army seems to be have shifted its focus from targeting Indian Army posts to targeting civilians in forward villages.

Pak Army’s frustration over its failed infiltration attempts across the Line of Control over the years has been an established fact and now they are targeting civilian areas, a defense spokesman said in a statement issued here today.

“On the evening of 30 Dec, as the forward Villages of Tad, Sudpura & Dhanni in Tangdhar Sector were in the process of offering Azan at their mosques, Pakistan Army undertook targeted firing on civil habitation & Dhani Mosque in a bid to inflict civil casualties,” the spokesman said.

He said that Indian Army forward posts immediately swung into action and brought down calibrated and accurate fire to engage Pakistani posts involved in this inhuman operation which was against the tenets of International Humanitarian Laws.

“However despite best efforts, Pak firing caused damage to five houses in Sudpura Village and Dhanni Mosque which enjoys a status of special reverence amongst locals in view of its heritage value,” said the spokesman.

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