Pakistan army: Indian fire kills 2 villagers near Kashmir

Pakistani troops responded to Indian fire on villages in the Sialkot district near Kashmir.

india Updated: Jan 18, 2018 12:55 IST
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File photo of Border Security Force soldiers standing guard during night patrol near the fence at the India-Pakistan International Border at the outpost of Akhnoor sector, about 40 km from Jammu.(HT )

Pakistan’s military says Indian troops from across the border have targeted villages along Kashmir, killing two civilians and wounding five others in the latest “unprovoked” cease-fire violation.

In a statement, the military said Pakistani troops on Thursday responded to Indian fire on villages in the Sialkot district near the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

The latest exchange of fire between the two South Asian nuclear rivals comes days after Islamabad accused Indian forces of killing four Pakistani soldiers in Kashmir, where rebel groups demand that Kashmir be united either under Pakistani rule or as an independent country.

India accuses Pakistan of arming and training the rebels, which Pakistan denies.

First Published: Jan 18, 2018 12:54 IST