3 killed in Pakistan-India border clashes

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Pakistan Friday accused Indian border forces of resorting to “unprovoked” firing which killed three individuals, together with a military soldier, and injured 4 others alongside the disputed Kashmir border.

 

“Indian troops resorted to an unprovoked cease-fire violation alongside the Line of Management [the imaginary border that divides Kashmir between Pakistan and India] in Rakhchikri, Rawalakot focusing on the civil inhabitants with heavy weapons,” a Pakistan military spokesman mentioned in an announcement.

 

In consequence, he mentioned, two civilians — together with a lady — had been killed, whereas one civilian was injured.

 

Later, a military patrol helping within the evacuation of civilian casualties additionally got here below Indian military fireplace, ensuing within the loss of life of 1 soldier whereas three others had been injured, the spokesman added.

 

“Pakistan military troops gave a becoming response to Indian military posts which engaged the civil inhabitants,” he mentioned, including that there have been reviews of casualties on the Indian aspect however declined to present specifics.

 

Practically 150 individuals — each civilians and troopers — from the 2 sides have been killed in a sequence of border clashes during the last yr following a brazen militant assault on a military camp in Indian-held Kashmir which killed 19 Indian troopers.

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