2 killed in firing across Indo-Pak boundary
At least two Pakistani citizens, including a minor, were killed and 14 injured along the Working Boundary area in Sialkot district during an exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani security forces on Tuesday.
An Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement published on the Radio Pakistan website said two civilians ? including a minor ? were killed due to "unprovoked firing" by Indian troops in Sukhial village.
Women and children are included among the 14 wounded in the exchange of fire in the Pukhlian and Bajwat sectors, the ISPR said.
The ISPR said that "unprovoked shelling" across the Working Boundary in Sukhial village injured three children and two women. The ISPR added that Pakistani troops responded to the shelling in a "befitting" manner. An Indian website said officials claimed that firing from the Pakistani side had killed one Indian civilian.
On the other hand, Pakistan has lodged protest with India on the latest unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian security forces in Pukhlian-Aknur sector at the Working Boundary. The Foreign Office spokesperson in a statement offered condolences and deep sympathies to the bereaved families on the loss of precious lives.
The 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. The spokesperson said Pakistan conveyed its deep concern at the continuous unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian side at the LoC and the Working Boundary and targeting of the civilians.