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Pakistan says India violates ceasefire, fires at territory

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Feb 16, IRNA -- Indian troops have resorted to unprovoked firing in disputed Kashmir region but there was no casualty, Pakistan army said Monday.

An army statement said that the Indian troops fired in Battal Sector on the Line of Control (LoC), which divides Pakistan and India in the disputed Kashmir region, on the 13th and the 14th nights of February 2010.

There has been no immediate reaction from India yet.

“Pakistan has lodged a strong protest with the Indian authorities for the ceasefire violation on Line of Control and has demanded a flag meeting of Local Commanders,” it said.

"But the flag meeting has not been held so far", the statement said.

Pakistan and India announced a ceasefire on the borders of the two countries in 2003.

The fresh firing incident came 10 days ahead of the resumption of official talks between the two nuclear achrivals.

India had suspended dialogue with Pakistan after the November 2008, Mumbai attacks, blamed on Pakistani militant groups.

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End News / IRNA / News Code 961870



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