Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over killing of civilian in cross-border firing

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over killing of civilian in cross-border firing
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  • calendar-gray 11 October 2019

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry has summoned India's top diplomat in Islamabad Gaurav Ahluwalia on Friday to protest the continuous ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC), APA reports citing TASS.

The ministry condemned the unprovoked firing by Indian forces along the LoC in the Sharda, Nezapir, Satwal and Bagsar Sectors.

“Due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by Indian Army in Sharda Sector of LoC, one innocent child Faizan, aged 10 years, embraced martyrdom and others 21 innocent civilians, including seven children and four ladies, sustained serious injuries,” the ministry said in a statement.
Indian forces along the LoC have continuously been targeting civilian areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars, and automatic weapons, the Pakistani foreign ministry added.

On Thursday, one Pakistani serviceman in Indian firing. Pakistan Army troops targeted Indian Army posts in response. 

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