Pakistan says three civilians killed by Indian firing in Kashmir

Pakistan says three civilians killed by Indian firing in Kashmir

At least three civilians, including two children, have been killed and eight others wounded after "unprovoked firing" by Indian troops in the disputed Kashmir region, Pakistan's foreign ministry said, Al Jazeera reports.

The incident on Tuesday took place on the Pakistani side of the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border dividing the region, according to a ministry statement on Wednesday.

Mohammed Faisal, spokesperson for Pakistan's foreign ministry, said Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia was summoned to condemn the "unprovoked ceasefire violations".

"The Indian occupation forces along the LoC and working boundary have continuously been targeting civilian-populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-calibre mortars and automatic weapons, which still continues," the statement said.

Women and children were among those injured, it added. 

Pakistani officials said their troops returned fire, but it was unclear whether there were any casualties on the Indian side.

There was no immediate comment from India.

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