3 killed as In­dia, Pak­istan trade fire around Kash­mir

The China Post - - INTERNATIONAL -

Three civil­ians were killed Tues­day in heavy ex­changes of fire be­tween In­dian and Pak­istani troops along their bor­der in the south of the dis­puted ter­ri­tory of Kash­mir, of­fi­cials from the ri­val sides said.

“One young man died dur­ing the shelling. We are ask­ing res­i­dents in the area to re­main con­fined to their homes,” Danesh Rana, in­spec­tor gen­eral of po­lice in the In­dian-con­trolled part of the re­gion, told AFP.

The man was hit when a mor­tar bomb fired from the Pak­istani side of the bor­der landed near his house in the Parg­wal sec­tor, 340 kilo­me­ters (210 miles) south of In­dian Kash­mir’s main city of Sri­na­gar, Rana said.

The Pak­istan for­eign min­istry ac­cused In­dian troops of “un­pro­voked fir­ing” and tar­get­ing vil­lages across the bor­der that killed two civil­ians aged 14 and 22 and in­jured seven.

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