Date :Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 | Time : 09:46 |ID: 17251 | Print

Pakistan lodges protest with UNMOGIP over Indian firing

New Delhi : Pakistan said Tuesday it has lodged a protest with the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) over “unprovoked firing” on the Line of Control (LoC) by Indian forces.

The UNMOGIP will visit the affected areas, said a statement by the Pakistan high commission here, citing the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

ISPR said Indian forces resorted to firing several times during the last two days in which four Pakistanis have been killed and 26 others injured.

It said that firing by the Indian forces on the LoC Monday night continued till 10.30 a.m. the next day and six Pakistani citizens were injured.

On Monday, Pakistan lodged “a strong protest” with the Indian government over “unprovoked firing” and alleged violation of the ceasefire by Indian security forces leading to the deaths of four civilians.

The ministry of foreign affairs in a statement said: “Pakistan strongly condemns the Indian security forces’ unprovoked firing, violating the ceasefire at the working boundary at Charwah sector today.”

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