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Two civilians injured in cross-LoC firing by Indian troops

RAWALPINDI: Two civilians were injured as Indian army resorted to unprovoked firing in Rawlakot sector of Line of Control (LOC), said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Tuesday. The military wing of media, said two civilians -- 16 years old Muhammad Adnan and 47 years old Muhammd Rasheed -- got injured in unprovoked firing by the Indian army in Rawlakot sector. The injured were evacuated to a nearby facility for treatment. Pakistan Army in a befitting response targeted Indian posts, the ISPR added. Indian…

Gunman kills three people in French Christmas market, flees

STRASBOURG: A gunman on a security watchlist killed three people and wounded a dozen others near the picturesque Christmas market in the historic French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday evening before fleeing. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said the shooter had evaded a police dragnet and was on the run, raising concerns of a follow-up attack. “The government has raised its security threat to the highest level and is bolstering border controls,” Castaner told a late-night news conference. “We will also reinforce…

Indian groom ties knot after being shot on wedding day

NEW DELHI: An Indian groom shot by two gunmen as he rode a chariot to his wedding in New Delhi managed to return just hours later after surgery and take his vows, police said Wednesday. The unidentified assailants mingled with wedding guests dancing in a extravagant street procession as the 25-year-old groom made his way to the ceremony. Police said the pair climbed onto the horse-drawn carriage and opened fire before fleeing amid the panic. The groom was struck in the shoulder and rushed to hospital, where doctors…

Firing on residence of religious scholar’s grandson, five arrested

KARACHI: A spat on a phone call turned violent when some miscreants resorted to firing on house of a man, said to be the grandson of religious scholar Allama Turabul Haq (late), on Sunday morning, ARY News reported. According to Senior Superintendent of Police district East, Ghulam Asfar, armed miscreants sprayed the wall of the house with bullets after a spat on telephone with the grandson of late religious scholar. He said the five accused had been arrested in this regard and further investigation was underway.…

Soldier martyred in Indian shelling from across LoC

RAWALPINDI: A soldier of Pakistan Army martyred as Indian forces resort to unprovoked shelling along the Line of Control (LoC), said Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday. As per details, Indian forces in a recent act of ceasefire violation, targeted Thab sector of LoC, resulting in martyrdom of sepoy, Zaheer Ahmed. Indian guns were soon silent after getting befitting response from the Pakistani armed forces, reads statement issued by the military's media wing. The Indian forces along the Line of…

Indian troops martyr woman in deliberate across border firing

RAWALPINDI: Indian troops have martyred an innocent woman in across the border firing in Bhimber Sector, Azad Jammu and Kashmir. "Indian troops carried out unprovoked deliberate firing on civilian population in Bhimber Sector. Resultantly, a lady Munazza Bibi embraced Shahadat. Pakistani troops engaged Indian posts," reported media wing of armed forces, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). ISPR said the 22-year-old woman was mother of two children. Read More: Aziz briefs P5 mission heads on Indian aggression across…

Buzdar orders inquiry into killing of man in Dolphin Force firing

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Saturday ordered an inquiry into the killing of a citizen in firing by the Dolphin Force in Lahore’s Sabzazar area. The chief minister sought a report from the Inspector General of Punjab police and directed him to take legal action against those responsible for the death of the man. He said the incident is being investigated from every aspect and vowed to ensure provision of justice to the family of the deceased. Earlier, the police said a knife-wielding man,…

Three members of a family shot dead over old enmity in Abbottabad

ABBOTTABAD: Three of a family were shot dead, while another sustained severe bullet injuries in a firing incident in area of Jora Meera in Abbottabad. An old enmity said to be the cause of the incident. According to police, unknown assailants opened indiscriminate fire over a family, resulting in death of three persons on the spot, another member of the family sustained severe wounds. The bodies and injured were shifted to a nearby medical facility, while investigation into the matter was underway, said police,…

Indian troops fire shots at AJK PM’s helicopter

MUZAFFARABAD: Indian troops opened fire at a helicopter carrying Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider near the restive Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday. Quoting sources, ARY News reported, the AJK prime minister's helicopter was flying near Taraori village when bullets were fired at it from an Indian post across the LoC. He, however, remained safe. The AJK prime minister had gone to condole the death of Chaudhry Abdul Aziz's brother. The firing incident comes at a day after Foreign Minister…

Five people shot dead in Battagram jirga

CHARSADDA: At least five people were killed while three others injured in firing during a jirga in a Battagram neighbourhood on Tuesday, ARY News reported.  Police said the firing incident took place during the jirga in Batgiram. The deceased and the injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital. The culprits managed to flee the crime scene, a police official said, adding that search operation has been launched to arrest them. The identities of those killed in the incident couldn’t be ascertained immediately.