Pakistan says Indian troops fired on its border forces
Islamabad: Pakistan Sunday said Indian troops fired at its paramilitary forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kashmir region.
"Indian border security forces resorted to unprovoked firing upon Pakistan Rangers (paramilitary force) in the Sialkot sector this morning (Sunday)," Xinhua quoted Pakistani Foreign Office spokesman Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry as saying in a statement.
Pakistani forces "responded with restraint and responsibility", Chaudhry said.
No one was injured in the incident of firing, he said.
"It is important to maintain ceasefire along the Line of Control," the Pakistani official said.
He said Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has stressed the need to strengthen bilateral political and military channels to defuse tension and establish peace.
"Pakistan wishes durable peace in the region to create conducive environment for economic development and well-being of the people," he said.
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