The Pakistan foreign ministry on Tuesday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh over civilian deaths in ‘cross border firing’.
Two children and another civilian were killed along with a soldier in firing across the border between India and Pakistan, officials from both sides said on Monday, as tensions soar between the nuclear-armed rivals.
Pakistan`s military said an 18-month-old girl and another civilian were killed on its side of the border in “unprovoked firing” by the Indian army.
The firing took place across the border between Indian-held Kashmir and Pakistan`s Punjab province in the villages of Harpal, Pukhlian and Charwah, the statement said.
The overnight incident comes days after Indian border security forces said they shot dead seven Pakistani soldiers in retaliation for a ceasefire violation, with Pakistan refuting the claims.