Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over ceasefire violations along LoC

Xinhua News Agency | Sep 25, 2020 at 12:24 PM

ISLAMABAD, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan on Friday summoned a senior Indian diplomat to lodge a formal protest over the recent ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kashmir region, according to the Pakistani Foreign Ministry.

Due to "indiscriminate and unprovoked" firing by the Indian forces in the Baroh sector of the LoC on Thursday, two civilians sustained serious injuries, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

India has committed 2,340 ceasefire violations to date this year, resulting in 18 deaths and serious injuries to 187 civilians, according to the statement.

Pakistan and India had declared 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.