Fire traded with In­dia af­ter ‘un­pro­voked’ at­tack

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

ISLAMABAD (AP): PAK­ISTAN’S MIL­I­TARY has ac­cused In­dia of an­other “un­pro­voked” at­tack in the dis­puted Hi­malayan re­gion of Kash­mir and says it is re­turn­ing fire.

In a state­ment, the mil­i­tary said on Wed­nes­day Pak­istani and In­dian troops con­tinue to trade fire in var­i­ous parts of Kash­mir. It is un­clear if ei­ther side has suf­fered ca­su­al­ties.

The ex­change of fire started shortly af­ter Pak­istani Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif ar­rived in par­lia­ment to dis­cuss a Sep­tem­ber 28 at­tack that killed two Pak­istani sol­diers, which In­dia de­scribed as a “sur­gi­cal strike” against mil­i­tants.

Sharif told law­mak­ers that Islamabad will con­tinue to ex­tend po­lit­i­cal, diplo­matic and moral sup­port to the “free­dom move­ment” in In­dian-con­trolled Kash­mir. He blamed In­dia for the es­ca­lat­ing ten­sion be­tween the nu­clear-armed neigh­bours but said he wanted to re­solve the Kash­mir dis­pute through talks.

Mem­bers of the Pak­istani Civil So­ci­ety Fo­rum chant slo­gans dur­ing a demon­stra­tion for peace and con­demn­ing the ris­ing ten­sion be­tween Pak­istan and In­dia, in La­hore, Pak­istan, re­cently.

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