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Ceasefire violation: Indian troops open unprovoked fire along Working Boundary

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NAROWAL: Indian Border Security Forces opened unprovoked along Shakargarh Sector in Narowal, along the border in early hours of Sunday, ARY News reported.

No loss of life was reported in the cross-border firing incident so far.

Chenab Rangers befittingly responded to Indian firing and silenced their guns

At least five civilians were injured and woman died last week as a result of another round of cross-border firing by Indian forces in sheer violation of a 2003 ceasefire agreement between the two countries.

Indian forces had violated the ceasefire at the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary with Pakistan 221 times in the year 2015,

As tension escalated in the region recently, cross-border exchange of fire was increasingly becoming frequent between the nuclear-armed rivals.

On October 25, Indian troops opened fire along the border in Bhimber and Chuprar sectors again, killing a civilian, identified as Waqar.

Pakistan later in the day lodged a protest with India and the United Nations Military Observers group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) over the killing of civilians and repeated cross-border firing by Indian forces.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, also summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh and questioned him over ceasefire violations by BSF.

As Indian and Pakistani troops regularly exchange fire across their de-facto border in Kashmir, Pakistan has repeatedly told India to refrain from creating tensed circumstances for the soldiers along the border.

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

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