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Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Islamabad, Aug 8: Pakistan on Tuesday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad J.P. Singh, a day after a woman was killed in cross-border firing between Indian and Pakistani troops.

Pakistan’s Foreign Office said in a statement that it condemned the “unprovoked ceasefire violations” by the Indian Army in Khuiratta and Karela sector along the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday that also left another woman injured.

“Despite calls for restraint, India continues to indulge in ceasefire violations. In 2017 to date, the Indian forces have carried out over 600 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, resulting in the deaths of 25 innocent civilians and injuries to 110,” an official statement said.

It said Indian troops committed 382 ceasefire violations in 2016. (IANS)

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