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3 Apr, 2019 15:46

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat in wake of ‘deplorable’ civilian deaths & injuries in border fire

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat in wake of ‘deplorable’ civilian deaths & injuries in border fire

The Pakistan Foreign Ministry has released a statement saying it has summoned India’s High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia due to civilian casualties on the border as a result of military fire.

Pakistan is seeking answers over ceasefire violations they claim were committed by Indian troops “along the Line of Control on April 1 and 2, 2019.” It insists that such action is “deplorable” and in contravention of international humanitarian law.

The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation.

According to the statement made by the Pakistani ministry, four “civilians” were injured on April 1. The following day, two people died, including an 18-year-old boy, while three women were hurt in “Kotkottera and Khuiratta Sectors along LoC.”

Tensions between Pakistan and India escalated in February after the Indian Air Force launched airstrikes on the Pakistani side of Kashmir, against what they claim was a camp belonging to the militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed.

The attack was in response to Pakistani military fire on an Indian paramilitary convoy earlier that month.

Also on rt.com Pakistan claims it killed 7 Indian troops in Kashmir cross-border exchange

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