Pakistan summons Indian envoy over 'unprovoked firing'

 Pakistan on Wednesday summoned the Indian envoy in Islamabad and lodged protest over the death of its soldier in `Indian firing` on Tuesday, officials said.

IANS| Last Updated: Sep 16, 2015, 22:08 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday summoned the Indian envoy in Islamabad and lodged protest over the death of its soldier in `Indian firing` on Tuesday, officials said.

"The Indian Deputy High Commissioner was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a protest was lodged over the latest unprovoked cease-fire violations by India at the LoC, in which a Pakistan Army soldier embraced shahadat (martyrdom) on September 15, 2015 and a civilian got injured in Rawalakot today (16 September)," the foreign ministry said in a statement.

The Pakistani military said Indian troops "resorted to unprovoked firing" along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region and killed a 20-year-old soldier of Pakistan on Tuesday".

The latest cross-border shelling took place just days after Pakistani and Indian border officials agreed to revive a 2003 cease-fire. Both countries accuse each other of violating the cease-fire.