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Ten civilians killed as India, Pakistan trade border fire
Published :Saturday, 29 August, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 24

ISLAMABAD, Aug 28 : At least 10 civilians were killed on Friday as India and Pakistan traded fire across their disputed border, officials said, less than a week after high-level talks were aborted amid a row over Kashmir.
Six died near the city of Sialkot in Pakistan's Punjab province and at least four villagers were killed in Indian-administered Kashmir. Officials said more than 50 were wounded.
A meeting between the Indian and Pakistani national security advisors in New Delhi on Sunday was called off at the last minute amid a dispute about whether the agenda should include Kashmir, the Himalayan territory both sides control in part but claim in full.
In a statement issued to the media, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Pakistan summoned the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad to lodge protest against ceasefire violations.
"The Government of Pakistan strongly protested over the latest ceasefire violations by India in Harpal and Chaprar sectors at the Working Boundary resulting in shahadat (martyrdom) of 6 civilians, including a woman and a child," the statement said.    ?AFP










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