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Kashmir: Pakistan summons Indian diplomat after five killed in firing at LoC

Islamabad: Pakistan says it has summoned Indian diplomat after five civilians were killed by "unprovoked" Indian fire across the Line of Control in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

Representational image. Shahid Tantray

Representational image. Shahid Tantray

The foreign ministry announced the move on Sunday, a day after Pakistan's military said Indian forces had shelled two areas.

India said Pakistani shelling across the Line of Control killed an off-duty soldier and his wife on Saturday, calling it an "unprovoked" violation of a 2003 cease-fire agreement.

The two nuclear-armed rivals have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir, which both claim in its entirety, since gaining independence from British colonial rule in 1947. The Himalayan region is split between Indian and Pakistani-controlled zones separated by the heavily militarized Line of Control.

Published Date: Jul 09, 2017 15:41 PM | Updated Date: Jul 09, 2017 15:42 PM

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