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Pakistan claims six civilians killed, 26 injured in 'unprovoked' firing by Indian troops

Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday said that at least six of its citizens were killed and 26 others injured in alleged ceasefire violations across the Line of Control by Indian troops.

According to Pakistan Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor, the Indian forces started "unprovoked firing" along the Working Boundary in Chappar, Charwah and Harpal Sector. Six innocent Pakistanis were killed and 26 others were injured along the working boundary in these sectprs, Ghaoor said.

 Pakistan claims six civilians killed, 26 injured in unprovoked firing by Indian troops

Pakistan army. Representational image. AFP

The firing of mortars started on Thursday that hit civilian population village Bini Sulariyan where initially four persons, including two women, were killed.

"Pakistan Rangers Punjab befittingly responded silencing the Indian guns targeting civil population," the Army said.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also strongly condemned the incident and expressed deep grief and condolences to the bereaved families.

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Updated Date: Sep 22, 2017 14:01:47 IST

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