PaK intruder killed along LoC: Army

A Pakistan administered Kashmir resident shot dead by the army along the LoC in Kass area of Rajouri district was trying to enter this side, army sources said.
PaK intruder killed along LoC: Army
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A Pakistan administered Kashmir resident shot dead by the army along the LoC in Kass area of Rajouri district was trying to enter this side, army sources said.

However, Pakistan foreign ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal summoned the Indian deputy high commissioner in Islamabad and condemned the "unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian forces" in which he said the PaK resident was killed.

Sources said another man who was attempting to enter this side despite warnings escaped to PaK taking cover of tall grass. Sources said Pakistani side opened fire to provide the duo cover.

Two ropes and two sticks were recovered from the deceased whose autopsy was conducted at a health centre in Chatyar.  

SSP Rajouri Yougal Manhas said the authorities will be handing over the body of the deceased, believed to be 45-55 years old, to Pakistani authorities at Chakan da Bagh border crossing in Poonch.

The Pakistan foreign ministry said the Indian forces resorted to "unprovoked ceasefire violations" in the Kotkotera area along the LoC on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Faisal told the Indian diplomat that the "deliberate targeting of civilian population areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws. 

"The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation."

(With reporting by Yogesh Sagotra from Rajouri) 

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