Tue, 22 Sep 2020

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan's army said on Wednesday that a civilian was killed while six others were injured in Indian forces' firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region.

"Indian Army troops initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation along LoC targeting civil population in Hot Spring sector," a statement from the army's media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations said.

An 18-year-old girl, resident of Fatehpur village was killed while six others including two women and two girls got injured in Fatehpur and Tahi villages, according to the statement.

"Pakistan Army troops responded effectively and targeted those posts which initiated fire," the statement further said.

Pakistan and India had declared a ceasefire along the LoC, the de facto border between both countries in the disputed Kashmir region and the working boundary in 2003. However, both sides routinely exchange fire and accuse each other of ceasefire violations.

Tension has been heightened after India lifted special status for the Indian-controlled Kashmir in August last year. In its reaction, Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic relations, suspended trade relations and train service with India.

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