Tue, 27 Oct 2020

ISLAMABAD, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan's army said Wednesday that two Pakistani soldiers were killed in Indian forces' firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region.

An army statement said the Indian army initiated "unprovoked ceasefire violation" in Dewa sector along the LoC.

"Pakistan Army responded and target those posts which initiated fire. Reports of substantial damage to Indian post and men and material," said the statement from the army's media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations.

The statement said there have been 2,333 ceasefire violations by India troops in 2020.

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

Tension has been heightened after India lifted the special status for the Indian-controlled Kashmir in August 2019. Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic relations, suspended trade relations and train service with India in response.

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