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Pak claims 2 civilians killed in 'unprovoked' firing by India

world Updated: Oct 21, 2013 14:52 IST

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Pakistan on Monday claimed that two of its civilians have been killed in "unprovoked" firing by Indian security forces along the Line of Control.

Pakistan's Punjab Rangers claimed that two civilians were killed in border areas in Sialkot sector when Indian security forces "continued shelling", without stating when the incident happened.

A spokesman of Punjab Rangers told state-run Radio Pakistan that Rangers "responded effectively".

A number of cattle were also killed besides damaging some houses, the report said.

Tensions have continued to simmer at the LoC over the last two months despite a ceasefire agreement.

Both sides claim that they have not violated the ceasefire and have only responded to unprovoked firing.

The tension at the LoC was also discussed by the Prime Ministers of the two countries during their meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York last month.

Even though Manmohan Singh and Nawaz Sharif had agreed to a meeting between the DGMOs of two countries, no dates have been fixed yet.

India has stated that normalcy at LoC is one of the main criteria for holding further talks between the two countries.