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Newsline: Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over Kashmir deaths

Pakistan summoned on Monday a senior Indian diplomat in protest aganst ceasefire violations that killed three civilians, including a teenage girl in Kashmir, the foreign ministry said. The civilians were killed in shelling last week by Indian troops in the Shakargarh and Zafarwal sectors of the Working Boundary, bordering Azad Kashmir. “Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs … to protest over unprovoked ceasefire violations by India during the nights of 23rd, 24th and 25th October,” Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah said in a statement. He said that as a result of the firing “three civilians, including a teenage girl, embraced shahadat (martyrdom) and 23 others [were] injured”. The latest development comes amid worsening relations between the neighbouring countries.



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