LAHORE: Two Punjab Rangers personnel were killed on Wednesday when Indian Border Security Force (BSF) resorted to unprovoked firing at Shakargarh sector, Express News reported.
“The personnel are seriously injured and BSF is not letting them to recover,” said a Rangers spokesperson earlier in the day.
Soon after the incident, the Rangers officials protested in response.
While, the BSF local commander Shakargarh summoned the Rangers personnel to attend a flag meeting at 11am right after the incident today.
“Bodies of the personnel have been brought to Lahore,” Express News Bureau Chief Lahore confirmed.
Pakistan lodges protest with India
Later in the day, the Indian Deputy High Commissioner was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Pakistan lodged a strong protest on the unprovoked firing of the Indian troops on LoC.
According to the statement of ministry of foreign affairs, Pakistan urged the Indian government to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.
A previous incident of unprovoked firing also took place on November 27, near the Charwa sector on the Line of Control (LoC).
As recent as two days ago, the Pakistan Army handed over a 12-year-old Indian Kashmiri girl, who had inadvertently crossed the LoC, to Indian authorities.