One civilian was injured in firing by Indian troops near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jandrot Sub Sector on Saturday, Pakistan military sources said.

At about 2.30 p.m., troops from the Jumma post fired at Zafar Mehmood, a resident of Red village, when he inadvertently crossed 200 metres across the LoC for cutting firewood.

Mehmood, who belongs to the Gujjar community, sustained a bullet injury in the right arm. He is being treated at the forward Army medical centre and his condition is stable, the sources said.

The incident comes after two meetings last month, one between the Directors-General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan, and the other between the Pakistan Rangers and the Border Security Force (BSF) to keep the peace on the LoC. At the second meeting, it was decided to send back those who crossed the border inadvertently.


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