02 June 2017

News Story: Pakistan summons Indian envoy over civilian deaths in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan on Thursday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh and condemned the "unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian forces" that killed at least two civilians and injured five others in the disputed Kashmir region.

The Pakistan army said Indian forces initiated unprovoked firing at Batal, Jandrot and Hotspring sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir on Thursday morning.

The Foreign Ministry said the Indian firing started at 7:15 a.m. loacal time, resulting in the killing of two civilians - Ghizar Ahmed and Fazal Hussain.

Five civilians, including three women, were injured in the firing, a Foreign Ministry statement said.

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