Islamabad: Two civilians were injured in ‘unprovoked’ Indian firing across the Line of Control (LoC) in the Tangdhar sector on Saturday afternoon, said a statement released by the foreign office (FO) in Pakistan.
“We deplore Indian targeting of civilians,” said the FO statement.
The statement added that the international community should “note targeting of civilians by Indian and its actions that endanger regional peace”.
FO statement named the injured civilians as Sania and Nasir.
Incidents of cross-border firing have become a norm since the last months of 2016 as tensions simmered between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir issue. Exchanges of fire have been reported sporadically since the new year began.
Following the Uri army base attack in September, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped up a drive to isolate Pakistan diplomatically.
In the days following the attack, India claimed to have conducted a cross-border ‘surgical strike’ against ‘launch pads of terror’ in Pakistan administered Jammu and Kashmir — a claim Pakistan strongly rejected.