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Girl dies as Indian forces fire at LoC on Eid day

SIALKOT: Indian forces opened unprovoked fire at a civilian neighborhood along the Line of Control today, killing a five-year-old girl.

The Indian forces targeted local people in the Abbaspur Sector, forcing people to take shelter for a while during Eid celebrations.

However, Pakistan Army soldiers befittingly responded to Indian forces and silenced their guns.

Bilateral ties between Pakistan and India have turned hostile ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Indian government blamed Pakistan for the attack on their military base in Uri sector of Indian held Kashmir in 2016, without a proper inquiry into the incident.

Over 17 Indian soldiers were killed in Uri military base attack.

Pakistan highlighted the atrocities committed by Indian forces in the occupied Kashmir territory at the recent United Nations General Assembly session.

India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in her address in the UN session rejected the UN resolutions claiming Kashmir as an “integral part” of her country.

In August 2015, the relations between the neighboring countries turned hostile when cross-border firing claimed over 10 lives.

On the Pakistani side of the frontier, six civilians were killed and more than 40 were treated for wounds in a hospital in the town of Sialkot, the ISPR said in a statement then.

In September 2015, 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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