Indian shooting 'kills two Pakistani civilians': Pakistan

AFP , Wednesday 26 Oct 2016

Pakistan Wednesday accused India of killing two civilians and wounding eight others after allegedly opening fire over their border.

The incident occurred near the frontier dividing Indian-held Kashmir from Pakistan's Punjab province, known as the working boundary, Pakistani officials said.

"Two civilians embraced shahadat (martyrdom) in Chaprar Sector on the working boundary due to India's unprovoked firing today," the military said in a statement.

It added "eight civilians were also injured by the Indian fire".

The military added: "Another civilian... who was injured by the Indian firing at Line of Control (LoC) Monday, succumbed to injuries today."

The latest incident came as Pakistan summoned a senior Indian diplomat to its foreign ministry to lodge a protest "over the unprovoked firing by India on the LoC and the working boundary on October 25 and 26".

The foreign ministry called on India to "instruct its troops to respect the ceasefire" and "refrain from intentionally targeting the villages and maintain peace".

Relations between the two countries have plummeted in recent months, with India blaming Pakistani militants for a raid on an army base in its part of disputed Kashmir in September that killed 19 soldiers.

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