India says Pakistan border shelling kills three

Government officials in Islamabad were not immediately available for comment.


Afp October 16, 2012

SRINAGAR: Pakistani soldiers fired heavy weapons into Indian-administered Kashmir and killed three civilians on Tuesday, the Indian defence ministry said, in the latest reported skirmish between the two countries.

They opened fire near the village of Churunda, near the Line of Control that acts as the de facto border in the Kashmir region, according to the Indian statement.

Government officials in Islamabad were not immediately available for comment.

"Pakistani troops... started firing heavy-calibre weapons on the houses of civilians of Churunda village resulting in the death of three civilians," the statement said.

Local residents have reported sporadic small-arms exchanges between Indian and Pakistani troops in the same sector for the past fortnight.

Correction: In an earlier version of this article, Indian-administered Kashmir was mentioned as Indian Kashmir.  The error is regretted. 

COMMENTS (21)

Bee | 9 years ago | Reply

Dont forget a couple a days back India Army did the same... where were the Indians then....

One question; where, when and who had the 1st Suicide bomber used...???

charlie | 9 years ago | Reply indian army instead of lodging protest should move ahead and simply crush them.........
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