One killed, two injured in Indian forces deliberate firing along LoC

Published: May 11, 2017
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The latest incident of ceasefire violation by Indian forces killed one civilian and injured two. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

The latest incident of ceasefire violation by Indian forces killed one civilian and injured two. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Pakistan, on Thursday, criticised India for repeatedly violating a border ceasefire and targeting civilians along the Line of Control (LoC), Radio Pakistan reported.

Foreign Office Spokesperson, Nafees Zakariya, in a series of tweets this morning condemned deliberate firing by the Indian forces yesterday (Wednesday) that resulted in the killing of civilians near the bordering areas.

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“Ceasefire violations by India continued along the LoC in Tandar, Sabzkot, Khuiratta, Baron, Bagsar and Khanjar sectors,” said Zakariya.

The firing resulted in the killing of one civilian and critically injured two others.

 

 

Ceasefire violations by Indian forces have been frequent since relations between the neighbouring countries worsened last year over unrest in Indian-held Kashmir

Kashmir has been a disputed region between Pakistan and India since independence from Britain in 1947. Two of three wars have been fought over the valley.

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The disputed valley witnessed deadly protests in 2016, after a popular separatist leader, Burhan Wani, was killed by Indian forces.

Last September, tension escalated when at least 19 Indian soldiers were killed in an assault on an army camp in Kashmir, an attack India blamed on Pakistan-based militants. Islamabad denied the Indian allegations.

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