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Pakistan protests cross-border firing by India

Published on Aug 12, 2014 2:17 AM
Indian Border Security Force soldiers injured in cross-border firing undergo treatment at the Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu on August 11, 2014. India police on August 11, 2014 accused Pakistan of injuring four people during firing along their border in Kashmir. Pakistan later accused India over a cross-border firing incident near the eastern city of Sialkot that left at least one civilian dead, officials said. -- PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan on Monday summoned a senior Indian diplomat over a cross-border firing incident near the eastern city of Sialkot, which left at least one civilian dead, the foreign ministry said.

The Pakistani authorities accused India of a "ceasefire violation" and registered a formal protest over the incident, which took place on the eve of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the disputed region.

"The Deputy High Commissioner of India was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today (Monday) to lodge Pakistan's protest over unprovoked Indian firing across the working boundary in Sialkot sector on 10-11 August 2014," a press statement issued by the foreign ministry, said.

"The firing resulted in one civilian casualty and injuries to three others," the statement added.

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