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Indian Deputy High Commissioner summoned by Pakistan over firing along LoC

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 21:04

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Pakistan summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner over
firing along the Line of Control on Monday, even as it claimed that at least two of its citizens were killed and three others injured allegedly by Indian soldiers.

The incident is said to have occurred in Charwah sector of Sialkot early this morning, killing two civilians and wounding three others, defence sources said in Islamabad, as per PTI.

The sources alleged that "unprovoked firing" continued for hours and Pakistan Rangers responded to it.

One woman was also among the injured civilians, as per reports.

Pakistani again violates ceasefire
Meanwhile, two BSF jawans were among four persons injured when Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire for the third time in less than 48 hours by firing with small arms, automatic weapons and mortar shells on 10 border out posts and civilian areas along the International Border in Jammu district.

"Pakistani Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing from small arms and automatic weapons on border out posts and civilian areas along the IB in Arnia sub-sector in Jammu district from around 2030 hours late last night," a BSF officer said here today.

BSF troops guarding the borderline along IB took positions and retaliated to the Pakistani firing which resulted in intermittent exchanges of fire, he said.

Two BSF jawans suffered minor injuries in the firing exchanges, the officer said, adding the exchanges continued till 0600 hours this morning.

The injured jawans have been identified as Head Constable Sumit and Constable Vaishnov Dutt.
Two civilians identified as 43-year-old Rani Devi and 22-year-old Raishu of village Sahaug in Arnia were also injured in the firing , the officer said, adding the injured have been hospitalised.

Pakistani Rangers resorted to sniper firing in Nikowal and Bhudwar BoPs in Arnia belt and then fired at Tent Gaurd post around 2030 hours last night. Later, they opened fire on Pittal, Pindi Charkan, Kake-de-Kothe, Chinaz, Nowa Pind and Jogna Chak BoPs.

Pakistani troops also fired dozens of mortar shells in Kodwal, Pindi, Sahugh villages before dawn and the firing ended around 0700 hours today.

This is the third ceasefire violation in less than 48 hours and the first along IB after an agreement to observe peace along the border between BSF and Pak Rangers at the Commandant level flag meeting at Octerio BoP in R S Pura belt of Jammu district on August 8 during which one captured jawan was handed over to BSF by Pak Rangers.

With PTI inputs

First Published: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 21:04

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