Published: Sun, October 20, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

India, Pakistan exchange fire in Kashmir, killing 7

India, Pakistan exchange fire in Kashmir, killing 7

Indian Charge d' Affaires Gaurav Ahluwalia was summoned to the Foreign Office by Director General (SA & SAARC) Dr Mohammad Faisal, who condemned "the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the LoC in Jura, Shahkot and Nausehri Sectors on October 18 and 20".

Two Indian Army personnel also lost their lives in Pakistani firing in the area, they said.

Later, the death toll from the Indian firing rises to six as two more civilians succumbed to wounded.

Army sources said the unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Tangdhar sector, which was an attempt to push in terrorists into India under covering fire, was reported on the intervening night of 19 and 20 October.

He added, "Indian Army struggling to pick dead bodies and evacuate injured soldiers". The Indian Army fired from artillery guns targeting four terrorist camps.

The Indian Army reportedly launched attacks on militant camps inside Pakistan-occupied Kashmir opposite the Tangdhar sector, according to ANI. India has repeatedly called upon Pakistan to ask its forces to adhere to the 2003 ceasefire understanding and maintain peace and tranquillity along the LoC and the International Border.

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These bigots are blinded by hatred and have no idea what a professional is. Your job is to improve it not to run a comedy circus", she said.

"Indian Army shall always get a befitting response to CFVs". Athmuqam in Neelum district is also Pakistan Army's district headquarters.

Nine Indian soldiers were killed, several others injured and two bunkers were destroyed in response to the attacks, Pakistan's military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Twitter. The state has been under a near-complete lockdown since August 5.

The provisions also protected the region's citizenship law, which barred outsiders from settling in and owning land in the territory.

Kashmir has been split between India and Pakistan since 1947 and was the spark of two wars and numerous skirmishes.

Heavy cross-border exchange of fire between India and Pakistan across the disputed Kashmir region has resulted in multiple casualties.

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