Pakistan says Indian troops violate ceasefire agreement, injure 3 civilians

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ISLAMABAD, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) — The Pakistan army said Thursday morning that Indian forces fired into Pakistani side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir region and injured three civilians.

An army statement said the Indian army troops resorted to an unprovoked ceasefire violation in Bedori sector along the LoC “targeting civil population.”

“Three innocent civilians got injured. Pakistan Army troops responded effectively to the Indian firing,” the statement from the army’s media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations, said.

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 have routinely exchanged fire and accused each other of ceasefire violations.

The Pakistan army said Wednesday night that a soldier was killed in an Indian firing during an exchange of intense fire and has shot down an Indian spying quadcopter along the LoC.

The quadcopter had intruded 500 meters on Pakistan’s side of the LoC in Chakothi sector, a separate army statement said, adding that this is the 11th Indian quadcopter shot down by the Pakistan troops this year.

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

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