“There are reports that two Pakistani soldiers and five civilians were killed in overnight retaliation by Indian Army across the border,” sources here said on Sunday. Nearly, five Pakistan soldiers also got injured and one of the Pakistani posts have also been demolished in retaliation by the Indian Army.
On Saturday, a Indian soldier, who was on leave, and his wife were killed in Gurpur village of Mendhar, when Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing on LoC in Poonch.
Meanwhile, Pakistan on Sunday summoned India’s deputy high commissioner in Islamabad for the second consecutive day over alleged ceasefire violations along the LoC, claiming that more civilians were killed in firing by the Indian troops.
Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh was summoned again to “condemn and lodge protest over more civilian casualties at the LoC due to unprovoked ceasefire violations by India,” Pakistan Foreign Office said in a statement on Sunday.
Pakistan frees 78 Indian fishermen
Pakistan on Sunday released 78 Indian fishermen held for trespassing into its territorial waters, officials said. “The fishermen were released from Karachi’s Landhi jail,” an official of the provincial home department of Sindh, Naseem Siddiqui said. The freed fishermen are expected to cross over into India on Monday.
Siddiqui said “298 Indian fishermen are still imprisoned and will be released on completion of the verification of their nationalities by India.” Indian and Pakistani fishermen are frequently detained for illegal fishing since the Arabian Sea border is not clearly defined and many boats lack the technology to fix their precise location.