The assertion blamed Indian troops for initiating the fireplace and focusing on the civilian inhabitants with heavy weapons within the Rakhchikri space close to the Line of Management, which separates Pakistani and Indian parts of Kashmir.
Troopers dispatched to assist evacuate injured civilians then additionally got here underneath assault from Indian troops, the Pakistan military stated. Pakistani forces returned hearth, focusing on Indian military posts.
Such exchanges of gunfire are widespread in Kashmir, which has been the reason for two of three wars between the 2 nuclear powers since 1947, the 12 months they gained independence from Britain.
The skirmishes have rendered ineffective a 2003 mutual cease-fire within the disputed territory.
Final week, six civilians had been killed and 26 wounded when Indian forces opened hearth from throughout the Kashmir frontier.
India and Pakistan each declare the divided Himalayan area in its entirety.