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UN urges Pakistan, India to resolve differences through dialogue

NEW YORK: United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday expressed concerns over heightened Pakistan-India tensions at the Line of Control (LoC) and urged the two nuclear-armed neighbours to resolve all their outstanding issues through dialogue.

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric, in a media briefing said, ‘United Nations is keeping vigil eye on escalation in tensions at LoC.’

‘Ban Ki-moon has appealed Pakistan and India to resolve their all outstanding issues through dialogues,’ the spokesman for the world body added.

On Monday, three Pakistani civilians were martyred and five others wounded in Indian shelling across the disputed border with Pakistan in Kashmir, Pakistani officials said, as tension simmers between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

In July, occupying Indian security forces killed a Kashmiri youth leader in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK), prompting months of protests and a corresponding security crackdown that has claimed more than 100 lives. INP

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