Web Desk — Pakistan summoned India’s deputy high commissioner on Thursday to condemn what it called “unprovoked” firing over the disputed Kashmir frontier that violated a 2003 ceasefire and killed one civilian, the foreign ministry said.
As per Reuters, India also accused Pakistan of “indiscriminate firing” along the de facto border, which an Indian military official said had killed a woman and wounded a man on Wednesday night. The government in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has ordered the closure of all schools within 2 kilometers of the border.
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According to a statement from Pakistan’s foreign ministry, Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh met with Pakistani officials to discuss the firing on Wednesday and Thursday, which also wounded two others on the Azad Kashmir.
“The deliberate targeting of civilians is indeed condemnable and contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws,” the statement read.
Indian officials in New Delhi could not immediately be reached for comment on the Pakistan statement.