UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his call on India and Pakistan to resume dialogue to defuse the tensions along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region and the working boundary after an exchange of fire at the weekend resulted in the death of a number of civilians on both sides.

“We continue to monitor the situation between (India and Pakistan),” Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman for the secretary-general said on Monday while responding to a question about the latest clashes.

He said the secretary-general has all along encouraged India and Pakistan to resolve their differences through dialogue.

According to press reports, a three-member team of UN observers visited the Working Boundary at Kundanpur village in Sialkot on Saturday to review damages caused by the firing at the border.

At least 11 civilians — eight Pakistanis and three Indians — were killed and several others wounded on Friday during an exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani border troops along LoC and the Working Boundary in Sialkot’s Charwah, Harpal, Chaprar and Sucheetgarh sectors.