ISLAMABAD, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan said on Wednesday that Indian firing has killed a civilian along the Line of Control (LoC) in disputed Kashmir region.
The foreign ministry said in a statement that Indian forces resorted to "unprovoked ceasefire violation" along the LoC on Tuesday in Chirikot Sector, resulting in one civilian's death in Trothi village.
The latest incident has taken place days after both sides agreed to implement the 2003 ceasefire.
"The Indian forces along the Line of Control and the working boundary have continuously been targeting civilian populated areas," the statement said.
The statement said that in 2018 Indian forces have "carried out more than 1100 ceasefire violations" along the LoC and the Working Boundary, resulting in the killing of 29 civilians, while injuring 117 others.
"This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuing from the year 2017, when the Indian forces committed 1970 ceasefire violations," the statement said.
Acting director general at the South Asian desk at the Foreign Ministry also summoned a senior Indian diplomat here and lodged protest over the firing.