Six killed as Indian, Pakistan soldiers trade fire in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, India — Four Pakistani soldiers, one Indian soldier and a child were killed Monday as Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire across a cease-fire line dividing the troubled Kashmir region between the two countries, officials said. Indian army spokesman
Lt. Col. Manish Mehta said Pakistani troops fired mortar shells and automatic weapons into the Rajouri sector of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Monday morning. A mortar shell landed on a bunker, wounding a soldier who later died at a hospital, he said. Mehta called the Pakistani firing an unprovoked violation of a 2003 cease-fire between the neighbours and said Indian troops returned fire.
In Islamabad, the director general of military operations, Maj. Gen. Sahir Shamshad Mirza, accused Indian soldiers of attacking a Pakistani army vehicle, killing four soldiers.
Three civilians, two on the Indian side and one on the Pakistani-controlled part of the Himalayan region, were also reported injured.