Three women killed as India, Pakistan trade fire

Three women killed as India, Pakistan trade fire

In a statement, Pakistan's military accused Indian troops of initiating fire from across the border and targeting Pakistani villages along Kashmir, killing two civilians and wounding five others in the latest "unprovoked" cease-fire violation. "This information is serious because the jawans were killed in firing from Pakistan and terrorist activities", the Sena said.

The Indian diplomat was also summoned yesterday over Indian firing across the Working Boundary in Sialkot, Punjab.

He said Pakistani soldiers fired mortars and automatic gunfire at at least 15 posts in the Jammu region.

India and Pakistan often accuse each other of violating a 2003 cease-fire agreement.

India lodged a strong protest with Pakistan's Deputy High Commissioner and he was conveyed Indian Government's grave concerns at the the continued ceasefire violations which have involved deliberate targetting of Indian civilians from Pakistan forces.

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"Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan Syed Haider Shah was summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs today".

Foreign ministry in its statement said, "Despite calls for restraint, India continues to indulge in ceasefire violations".

Faisal also said that the deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, worldwide human rights and humanitarian laws.

India and Pakistan have faced off for decades across the Line of Control separating parts of Kashmir held by both countries.

Meanwhile, Pakistan's foreign ministry said India had committed more than 125 violations, causing four civilian deaths, and accused its South Asian neighbour of "indiscriminate and unprovoked" firing over the last two days.

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