Pakistan summons Indian envoy after firing allegedly kills six civilians
A day after alleged firing by Indian forces killed six civilians and wounded 26 in Pakistan, Islamabad summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale. A Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) spokesman said many of the injured are critical and the death toll is likely to rise. "The targeting of civilians is deplorable and contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws," he said.
What happened, according to Pakistan?
According to Pakistan, "unprovoked ceasefire violations by Indian forces" in Charwa Sector on September 21 killed six and injured 26, including 15 women and five children. The incident came a day after Pakistani PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi urged the UN to appoint a special envoy for disputed Kashmir. India meanwhile claimed it was Pakistan who violated ceasefire; four civilians were reportedly injured on this side.
More than 870 ceasefire violations by India in 2017: Pakistan
"In 2017, Indian forces have carried out more than 870 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, resulting in the shahadat (martyrdom) of 38 innocent civilians and injuries to 142, as compared to 382 ceasefire violations in 2016," the FO said. Acting Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad urged India to abide by the 2003 ceasefire agreement and maintain peace along the LoC.