| MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan A few people were killed in disputed Kashmir on Thursday when bitter foes India and Pakistan engaged in cross-border shelling, officers on equally sides of the border explained, including to simmering tension between the nuclear-armed neighbors.
The armies encounter off together the closely militarized and disputed frontier, acknowledged as the Line of Control (LoC), that divides the Muslim-majority Himalayan area.
Indian troops past week explained they attacked and destroyed Pakistani military posts in Kashmir as they sought to avoid militants infiltrating from the Pakistani aspect, but Islamabad denied the declare.
Mohammad Usman, a police official in the southern Poonch district of Pakistan-held Kashmir, explained the shelling commenced in the early morning. Two civilians were killed and 6 wounded.
“The civilian populace in the vulnerable villages was caught off guard by the unprovoked firing,” Usman explained. “It was extreme.”
The Indian military explained just one person was killed and just one wounded on its aspect of Kashmir, blaming Pakistan for starting off the exchange of hearth.
“The Indian military posts are retaliating strongly and properly and the firing is presently on.”
Pakistan army’s media wing, the Inter Solutions Community Relations (ISPR), explained in a assertion: “Indian troops initiated unprovoked firing at Battal, Jandrot and Hotspring sectors at the LoC this early morning.”
In a individual bout of violence, two militants were killed in North Kashmir’s Sopore place on Thursday, a police spokesman in Indian-held Kashmir explained.
(Extra reporting by Fayaz Bukhari Modifying by Drazen Jorgic and Nick Macfie)