Civilians killed, hurt in Kashmir clashes with India – Pakistan

Pakistani police

At least one Pakistani civilian was killed and five were wounded when Indian border forces targeted villages in the disputed regions of Kashmir, the army said on Friday, amid rising tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

Indian border troops fired artillery shells and rockets at army posts and targeted civilians in the villages overnight, a statement by the Pakistani military said.

The incident occurred across the Line of Control, a de facto frontier that divides Kashmir in two parts each controlled by Pakistan and India.

The nuclear-armed neighbours both claim the region in its entirety and have fought two wars over it.

Deadly border skirmishes have flared up since India stripped the parts of Kashmir under its control of a special constitutional status in August last year. (dpa/NAN)

– Nov. 13, 2020 @ 12:19 GMT |

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