ISLAMABAD (dpa) – Pakistan protested to New Delhi after Indian border security forces killed a civilian by shooting across the de facto border in the disputed region of Kashmir, officials said Sunday.
The latest incident occurred one day after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked to Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif by phone in a move that revived hopes for lessening the tensions.
“The government of Pakistan has lodged protest with India through diplomatic channels over the casualty of a 60-year-old civilian,” a Foreign Ministry statement said.
Troops from both nations have engaged in several low-intensity border clashes in past two years.
Each side accuses other of violating a 10-year-old ceasefire agreement in the Himalayan region.
In October, at least 20 people were killed in clashes.