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Pakistan, India border troops exchange fire in two seprate incidents

Pakistan, India border troops exchange fire in two seprate incidents

Pakistani and Indian border troops exchanged fire across the border in two separate incidents on Friday, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

No loss of life or property has been reported so far, said the statement.

Cross-border firing occurred across the Working Boundary in Punjab's Shakargarh area, and across the Line of Control in the Karela sector, ISPR said.

ISPR claimed that the Pakistani troops "befittingly" responded to the "unprovoked" firing by their Indian counterparts.

The first incident of cross-border firing in Shakargarh was reported at 9am and continued for half an hour, whereas the second incident was reported later in the day.

Pakistan and India share a 193-kilometer-long working boundary, besides a 767.67km line of control and 1,094km of international border.

A Pakistani civilian was killed and 12 others injured when India fired across the LoC on Wednesday. Pakistan lodged a protest with India over the incident Thursday.

Pakistan claimed that Indian forces violated the ceasefire agreement more than 90 times during the outgoing year.

Ties between Pakistan and India worsened after an attack on an Indian military camp in Uri inside India-held Kashmir on Sept 18, where around 20 Indian soldiers were killed.

India accused Pakistan was involved in the attack, and later conducted alleged 'surgical strikes' across the border ? a claim Pakistan has rejected.

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