Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ‘unprovoked firing’

Islamabad:┬áPakistan on Wednesday summoned the Indian envoy in Islamabad and lodged protest over the death of its soldier in ‘Indian firing’ on Tuesday, officials said.

“The Indian Deputy High Commissioner was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a protest was lodged over the latest unprovoked cease-fire violations by India at the LoC, in which a Pakistan Army soldier embraced shahadat (martyrdom) on September 15, 2015 and a civilian got injured in Rawalakot today (16 September),” the foreign ministry said in a statement.

The Pakistani military said Indian troops “resorted to unprovoked firing” along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region and killed a 20-year-old soldier of Pakistan on Tuesday”.

The latest cross-border shelling took place just days after Pakistani and Indian border officials agreed to revive a 2003 cease-fire. Both countries accuse each other of violating the cease-fire.