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August 23, 2013

Two soldiers martyred by Indian firing at LoC

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AFP
August 23, 2013

RAWALPINDI: Two Pakistani soldiers embraced Shahadat (martyrdom) and two others were injured as a result of two separate incidents of unprovoked firing by Indian troops at the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday.
According to the ISPR, in the first incident at 1150 hours on Thursday, a Pakistani soldier Habib embraced Shahadat (martyrdom) due to unprovoked firing in the Rakhchakri Sector near Rawlakot by the Indian troops.
In the second incident, which took place in the evening, a Pakistani soldier Gul Wahab embraced Shahadat (martyrdom) and two other soldiers were injured as a result unprovoked firing by the Indian troops in Tatta Pani sector.
Pakistani troops responded effectively to Indian unprovoked firing. Online adds: A strong protest was lodged by the Government of Pakistan over the killing of soldiers Habib and Gul Wahab as a result of indiscriminate firing by the Indian Army in the Rawalakot Sector and Tatta Pani Sector respectively on Thursday.
Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani called the Indian High Commissioner Dr TCA Raghavan to the Foreign Office on Thursday for the fourth time and conveyed Pakistan’s serious concern about the continued and unwarranted ceasefire violations by the Indian Army resulting in the loss of precious human lives.
He also called upon the Government of India to respect the ceasefire agreement and desist from such acts, which have the potential of further escalating the tension.Foreign Secretary Jilani, while conveying concerns over the recent incidents, also expressed the Government of Pakistan’s desire to engage with India in a constructive dialogue process, aimed at reducing tensions and restoring peace and tranquillity along the Line of Control.
In this regard, he proposed that senior officials from the foreign ministries and militaries could meet to discuss ways and means to strengthen and expand the existing military and political mechanisms to ensure that the Ceasefire Agreement was observed in

letter and spirit.