Pakistan lodges protest against India over ceasefire violations at LoC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has lodged a strong protest with India over its recent ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC).

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Director-General South Asia and SAARC Dr Mohammad Faisal has summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia at the Foreign Office in Islamabad today and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupying forces along the LoC in Lipa and Battal sectors, resulting in the shahadat of two civilians, Muhammad Aziz and Muneeb and one-armed forces personnel Sepoy Ramzan.

The Indian occupation forces, along the LoC and working boundary, have continuously been violating the 2003 ceasefire arrangement, which needs to be respected, Dr Faisal said, adding the intended targeting of civilians is indeed condemnable.

The toll of the martyred soldiers now stands at four.

A day earlier, three soldiers embraced martyrdom as the Indian Army increased firing along LoC.

In retaliatory gunfire, Pakistan Army killed five Indian soldiers, injured many and damaged bunkers across the LoC, DG ISPR said.

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