Indian fisherman injured in Pakistan firing near IMBL

Ahmedabad: At least one fisherman from Gujarat was injured in firing on Thursday by Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (MSA), which captured 24 fishermen in all and seized four of their boats near International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) off Gujarat coast.

According to the Secretary of National Fishworkers' Forum (NFF) Manish Lodhari, the incident took place this afternoon off Jakhau coast in Gujarat.

"We learnt from other fishermen that MSA personnel came on a boat and opened fire on some fishing boats near IMBL this afternoon. One fisherman has been injured in the firing. MSA also captured 24 fishermen including the one injured and also seized four of their boats and took them to Karachi port," said Lodhari.

"We are not aware about the status of the injured fisherman. More details would emerge after other fishermen arrive at the coast," he added. This is the second incident of firing on Gujarat fishermen within one month. Earlier on September 18, one fisherman from Okha port was killed in the firing near IMBL.

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