Driver killed as Indian troops target school van along LoC

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Rawalpindi (Web desk): Van driver killed when Indian troops opened fire on a school van in Azad Jammu and Kashmir along the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday, stated the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

ISPR said, “Indian unethical and unprofessional approach across LOC continues terrorising civilians.”

 

A student of a local degree college, who was present in the vehicle which was fired upon, narrated her harrowing ordeal.

“There was firing while we were on the way and I thought the vehicle had been hit. When we looked, Sajid bhai (the van driver) had been hit and was bleeding profusely,” said the student.

 

The school van driver embraced martyrdom in the incident. A girl student narrating the incident said that they were coming from Bhattal to Dharamsal when the firing occurred.

The students thought the vehicle was struck, but the firing had hit the school van’s driver named Sajid. The students started screaming as there was no one present after which local residents came to their assistance.

The heavily militarised dividing line is witnessing constant cross-border shelling in a serious breach of a truce agreement signed in November 2003 by the two armies.

It’s not the first time Indian troops have targeted a civilian vehicle in AJK. In November 2016, a passenger bus was hit by Indian troops in the upper belt of Neelum valley, leaving nine persons dead on the spot and another 11 wounded. Of the wounded, three later succumbed to their injuries in different health facilities.

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