Pak targeting kids, villagers near LoC : DGMO Lt-General A K Bhatt


NEW DELHI: India blamed Pakistan of “purposely targeting ” villages and school children in gunfire on Thursday along the LoC, which leftovers explosive with the two armies carries firing everyday in J&K.

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Indian director general of military operations Lt-General A K Bhatt directed his Pakistani foil Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza to employ power over his army and told them to desist from any “wicked activities”.

On Thursday, Lt-Gen Bhatt stated that Pakistan army troops had intentionally attacked villages and also gunfire at school children in the Nowshera sector of Rajouri district when they were being rescued from Rajouri on Tuesday.

“The Pak army DGMO was told such activities did not behove any professional army. The Indian Army, as a professional force, takes due care to avoid targeting of civilians and the Pak Army was expected to do the same,” Army spokesperson Colonel Aman Anand stated.

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The Pakistan DGMO was also notified about “the rise in the gunfire which also involved “calibre rise (use of heavy weapons), connected with matters of sniping and tried infiltration” by militants backed by his force. In 2017, over 240 ceasefire violations by Pakistan army along the LoC have been noted.