More die in Kashmir shelling

Overnight shelling across the border by Pakistani troops killed five people in Indian-administered Kashmir, said Indian police on Thursday.

    Four persons died in Keran about 140 km northwest of Srinagar, while another was killed in the Uri district.

    Indian police claimed the shelling was unprovoked and the continued well through the night. The Indian forces returned the fire.

    Exchange of fire power across the international borders is common between India and Pakistan. Despite a recent thaw in relations, the two have been long standing rivals and have fought three wars over the vexed issue of Kashmir.
     
    Some 150 people were killed on both sides in fire exchanges last year.

    Pakistan had on Wednesday alleged that a woman had been killed and a man injured when Indian troops shelled villages in Pakistani-administered Kashmir.

    The casualties occurred in Chakothi sector, some 60 km south of the Pakistani city of Muzaffarabad.

    SOURCE: Unspecified


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?