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Pakistan protests over Indian firing at Working Boundary, killing of two civilians

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday lodged protest with India over ceasefire violations by the Indian security forces in Pukhlian-Aknur sector at the Working Boundary in which two civilians were killed.

Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement said that unprovoked ceasefire violations were started by India at New Kane and two other posts at 0530 hours today. Pakistani posts responded to this provocation. The Indian troops then opened fire from all their posts in the area targeting civilians and villages.

While condemning the ceasefire violations, the spokesman asked India to stop the ceasefire violations and to observe the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding to create peace and tranquility at the LoC and Working Boundary.

The Spokesman offered the government condolences and deep sympathies to the bereaved families on the loss of precious lives.

A young man Adnan 22 and a 12-year child were killed in Indian firing. Fifteen villagers were injured in the incident.

Pakistan’s Chanab Rangers opened retaliatory fire and silenced the Indian guns, sources said.

Indian border forces have committed violation of the ceasefire for atleast 35 times after Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came into power in India last year.

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