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The Government of Pakistan lodged protest with the Government of India on the latest unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian security forces in Pukhlian-Aknur sector at the Working Boundary. Two civilians, aged 14 and 22, embraced shahadat, and 7 others, including 3 children and 2 women, were injured. The Government of Pakistan offers its condolences and deep sympathies to the bereaved families on the loss of precious lives.

The unprovoked ceasefire violations were started by India at New Kane and two other posts at 0530 hours today. Pakistani posts responded to this provocation. The Indian troops then opened fire from all their posts in the area targeting civilians and villages.

The Government of Pakistan conveyed its deep concern at the continuous unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian side at the LoC and the Working Boundary and targeting of the civilians. While condemning the ceasefire violations, the Government of Pakistan impressed upon India to stop forthwith the ceasefire violations and to observe the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding to create peace and tranquility at the LoC and Working Boundary.

4th August 2015

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