Three Kashmiri civilians dead as Indian, Pakistani troops exchange fire

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Iran Press TV


Iran Press TV

Mon Oct 2, 2017 08:16AM

Indian and Pakistani forces have engaged in one other cross-border firing, reportedly leaving three civilians useless on the alternative sides of the disputed border which divides the Himalayan Kashmir area.

Indian police stated in a press release that Pakistani fireplace killed a 10-year-old boy and a teenage woman within the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday morning. 5 civilians additionally sustained accidents through the change of fireplace, they added.

Army spokesman Col Nitin Joshi stated Pakistani troopers focused a number of posts with “unprovoked” computerized gunfire and mortar shells.

Pakistani media additionally reported the incident, saying Indian forces had shelled border villages throughout the border, referred to as the Line of Management, in Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s Haveli district.

The Pakistani Zari Information quoted Chaudhry Kashif Hussain, Haveli’s deputy commissioner, as saying that New Delhi’s forces “resorted to shelling at about 6 a.m. (native time) in Nezapir and Digwar sectors, utilizing each small and heavy arms.”

He described the struggle as “intermittent however fierce,” in response to the each day’s web site.

Hussain added that shelling had left a 70-year-old man recognized as Muhammad Deen useless within the village of Digwar. 5 different folks have been additionally wounded within the incident, he added.

The official stated quickly after the start of shelling, he had ordered the closure of all training establishments in weak areas to avert any casualties of scholars and lecturers.

“Since there isn’t a let up in shelling, actual particulars of losses can’t be ascertained instantly,” Hussain stated.

Residents stated panic had gripped the areas alongside the LoC attributable to intense shelling from throughout the border.

There was a brand new hike in border tensions between Pakistan and India in current days.

Islamabad stated over the weekend that two civilians and a soldier have been killed as Indian forces fired on Pakistani positions Friday.

The disputed Kashmir area is split between Pakistan and India, however claimed by each in its entirety. The 2 nuclear neighbors have fought three wars over management of the Himalaya area since their partition in 1947.

New Delhi commonly accuses Pakistan of arming and coaching militants and permitting them throughout the restive frontier in an try and launch assaults on Indian forces. Pakistan, nonetheless, strongly denies the allegation and accuses India of committing “struggle crimes” in Kashmir and “exporting terror” to Pakistan.

Individuals within the Muslim-majority Kashmir have for years demanded independence or a merger with Pakistan. India has ignored the decision and continues to police the area with a 500,000-strong navy drive. About 70,000 folks have been killed in India’s crackdown in Kashmir since 1989.

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