Srinagar: The Pakistan Foreign Office on Wednesday lodged protest with India over the killing of two civilians in “intense unprovoked shelling by Indian troops” from across the Line of Control (LoC) in the sectors of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK), Pak media reports said.
The Pak Foreign Office summoned Indian Deputy High Commission JP Singh and condemned the “unrelenting, intense shelling by Indian troops” along the LoC which caused civilian causalities. “India frequently resorted to the ceasefire violations by deliberately targeting civilian populations,” according to reports the Pak foreign office told Indian diplomat.
As per reports at least two civilians were killed and 16 others wounded on Pak side when Indian and Pakistani forces resorted to cross border shelling.
The two nuclear-armed rivals have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir, which both countries claim it in its entirety, since gaining independence from British colonial rule in 1947. The Himalayan region is split between Indian and Pakistani-controlled zones separated by the heavily militarized Line of Control (LoC).