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Karachi: Protest against India for cross-border firing

Karachi: Dozens of Karachi residents, angered by ‘Indian cross border firings’, protested on Saturday against India on the streets of the Pakistani port city.

Cross-border firing between India and Pakistan on Friday killed six civilians and injured more than 40 in villages on the Pakistani side of the border. The 47 injured include 24 women and 11 children, ISPR the media wing of the Pakistani military, said in a statement.

Tensions have been running high between the nuclear-armed neighbours since the NSA-level talks that were due to be held last weekend were called off at the last minute.

The talks had been agreed on at a meeting in Ufa between the Prime Ministers of both the nations, but fell apart over whether the disputed territory of Kashmir should be put on the agenda.

Pakistan summoned Indian High Commissioner TCA Raghavan on Friday and lodged a strong protest over alleged ceasefire violations and said that six civilians had been killed by the Indian troops in the firing. (ANI)