Pak claims 2 civilians killed in 'unprovoked' firing by Indian security forces

PTI Islamabad | Updated on November 23, 2017 Published on October 21, 2013

Pakistan today claimed that two of its civilians have been killed in “unprovoked” firing by Indian security forces along the Line of Control.

Pakistan’s Punjab Rangers claimed that two civilians were killed in border areas in Sialkot sector when Indian security forces “continued shelling”, without stating when the incident happened.

A spokesman of Punjab Rangers told the state-run Radio Pakistan that the Rangers “responded effectively’’.

A number of cattle were also killed besides damaging some houses, the report said.

Tensions have continued to simmer at the LoC over the last two months despite a ceasefire agreement. Both sides claim that they have not violated the ceasefire and have only responded to unprovoked firing.

Tensions at LoC were also discussed by the Prime Ministers of the two countries during their meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York last month.

Even though Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and Nawaz Sharif had agreed to a meeting between the DGMOs of two countries, no dates have been fixed yet.

India has stated that normalcy at LoC is one of the main criteria for holding further talks between the two countries.

Published on October 21, 2013
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