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Pakistan summons Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh

Foreign ministry spokesman Nafees Zakaria said Indian security forces resorted to firing in Baroh and Tandar sectors Photograph: (DNA)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 19, 2017, 10.23 AM (IST)

Pakistan summoned the Indian deputy High Commissioner JP Singh today after two civilians were killed in alleged ceasefire violations along the border by Indian troops.

Foreign ministry spokesman Nafees Zakaria said Indian security forces resorted to firing in Baroh and Tandar sectors on Tuesday.

Director General (SA and SAARC) Mohammad Faisal said,"The deliberate targeting of civilians is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws."

The Pakistani foreign ministry had previously summoned the Indian envoy for two consecutive days on July 8 and 9 this month over the same issue.

On Wednesday, Two Indian army soldiers were killed and six people, including three civilians injured after Pakistan troops hit villages with mortar fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Terrorists also made a bid to infiltrate into Kashmir from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) via the Gurez sector which was foiled by the Indian troops who killed one of the infiltrators, officials told PTI.

Nine people, including 6 soldiers, have been killed and 18 injured in over a dozen ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Army along the LoC this month.

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