ISLAMABAD, Pakistan

Pakistan on Saturday accused Indian troops of “heavily” shelling near the Line of Control (LoC), injuring six civilians including two girls.

The LoC, a de facto border, divides the disputed Kashmir valley between Pakistan and India.

“Indian Army resorted to unprovoked fire in the Nikial Sector deliberately targeting civilian population, CFVs [cease fire violations] being responded befittingly by Pak Army troops,” tweeted Maj. Gen. Babar Iftikhar, Pakistani army spokesman.

During the past 24 hours six civilians in the village of Mohra, including two girls, were injured by “indiscriminate fire” by Indian artillery, he added.

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