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Pakistani civilian injured in Indian firing along border

SIALKOT: The Indian Border Security Force once again violated the ceasefire and opened unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC), leaving a Pakistani civilian seriously injured, ARY News reported.

The latest firing incident was reported at Battal Sector. Pakistan Rangers befittingly replied to the Indian firing and silenced guns on other side of the border.

This was the second ceasefire violation by Indian in the last 24 hours.

Yesterday, a Pakistani soldier was killed in firing by the BSF in the same Battal Sector. The ISPR statement said that the 20-year-old soldier, identified as Sepoy Shams, was a resident of village Shanglot in Gopis Tehsil of Gilgit Baltistan’s Ghizer district.

Just five days ago, Indian and Pakistani border forces had agreed to maintain restraint on their disputed Kashmir frontier, as they sought to defuse tensions that have been heightened in recent months by militant attacks that each side blames the other for.

The heads of India’s Border Security Force and the Pakistani Rangers met in New Delhi to find ways to de-escalate tensions along the border as part of a series of measures agreed by the leaders of the two countries in July.

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