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Pak summons Indian diplomat over ‘ceasefire violations’

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Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday summoned a senior diplomat from the Indian High Commission here to register its protest over the alleged ceasefire violations by the Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC).

The Foreign Office in a statement said that due to “indiscriminate and unprovoked firing” in the Bedori Sector of the LoC on Tuesday night, three civilian sustained serious injuries.

The Indian forces along “the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB) have continuously been targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons,” it alleged.

It claimed that 17 people have been killed and 171 others injured in 2,199 incidents of ceasefire violations this year.

The Indian side was called upon to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding; investigate this and other such

Pak Army shells forward areas in Poonch

Jammu: The Pakistan Army opened fire and shelled forward areas along the LoC in three sectors of Poonch district on Thursday, officials said.

The Indian Army retaliated befittingly, a defence spokesman said.

“At about 0530, 1145 and 1215 hours today, Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and intense shelling with mortars along LoC in Mankote, Degwar and Mendhar sectors”, the spokesman said.

On September 2, a JCO was killed in ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army along the LoC in Keri sector of Rajouri.

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