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Pakistan arrests 40 Indian fishermen

Pakistan's maritime security agency has arrested at least 40 Indian fishermen after they strayed into its territorial waters, an official said Friday. The fishermen were held on Thursday after sailing deep into Pakistani waters, though 30 have since been released, an official from Pakistan's Maritime Security Agency (MSA) told AFP. The detentions came a month after Pakistan held 58 Indian fishermen in similar circumstances, and two months after more than 300 were released from Pakistani jails as a goodwill gesture.

Indian soldier killed from Pakistani shelling in Kashmir

Pakistani troops shelled border outposts in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday night, killing one Indian soldier and wounding six people, Indian media reported Wednesday. Pakistan and India agreed in their leaders' meeting in September on the need to stop exchanges of fire in the Kashmir region but the two countries' forces have remained engaged in operations.

Indian soldier killed in Pakistani shelling in Kashmir

Pakistani troops shelled border outposts in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday night, killing one Indian soldier and wounding six people, Indian media reported Wednesday. Pakistan and India agreed in their leaders' meeting in September on the need to stop exchanges of fire in the Kashmir region but the two countries' forces have remained engaged in operations.

Pakistan accuses India of intense firing, shelling

Pakistan's Defense Ministry on Wednesday said Indian border forces carried out intense firing and shelling of Pakistan army posts at the border known as the "working boundary" near Sialkot during the last two days. Spokesman Maj. Gen. Asim Bajwa said Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing on 31 posts in the Pukhlian, Chaprar, Harpar and Carhwah sectors. He said that the Indians fired 4,000 mortar shells and 59,000 machine-gun rounds. "Pakistani troops have effectively responded to the Indian firing," he said.

Pakistan PM says ready to go 'extra mile' with India

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed Tuesday to go the "extra mile" to make peace with India, saying the historic rivals can resolve all issues including Kashmir through dialogue. Sharif, on a visit to Washington where he will see President Barack Obama on Wednesday, regretted that periodic incidents such as violence on the disputed border in Kashmir had set back peace attempts. "I wish to assure this august audience that Pakistan desires to live in peace with its neighbor. We would not be found wanting in walking the extra mile," he said at the US Institute of Peace.

Pakistan says civilian killed by Indian military

Pakistan accused Indian troops of killing a civilian and wounding two others in "unprovoked firing" across the border Saturday as New Delhi voiced "grave concern" about the new military flare-up in disputed Kashmir. The Himalayan region of Kashmir has been the spark of two of three wars fought by nuclear-armed India and Pakistan since their independence from Britain in 1947.

Pakistan says civilian killed by Indian military

Pakistan accused Indian military forces of killing a civilian and wounding two others in "unprovoked firing" across the border Saturday in the latest frontier flare-up between the nuclear-armed neighbours. A spate of cross-border skirmishes this year have raised tensions between India and Pakistan, which have fought three wars since independence from Britain in 1947.

Pakistani soldier dies in skirmish on "Working Boundary" with India

A soldier in Pakistan's paramilitary border troop was killed Friday by the Indian border force at the "Working Boundary" in the Sialkot district in a disputed border area between Pakistan and India, military sources said. According to the sources, the Indian border security forces began "unprovoked firing" in the Chapar sector of the Working Boundary near Sialkot.

Pakistan military says one killed by India firing

Pakistan accused India of killing a paramilitary soldier in "unprovoked firing" across the border in eastern Punjab province Thursday in the latest frontier flare-up between the nuclear-armed neighbours. A spate of cross-border skirmishes this year have raised tensions between India and Pakistan, who have fought three wars since independence from Britain in 1947. The violence has been focused on Muslim-majority Kashmir, the divided Himalayan territory claimed in full by both India and Pakistan, which has witnessed some of the worst clashes between the two sides in a decade.

Pakistan accuses India of killing boy, 2, in Kashmir

Pakistani authorities on Friday accused the Indian army of cross-border shelling that killed a toddler and wounded five other civilians in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. "A two-year-old boy who was wounded in shelling by Indian troops has died at hospital, while five other wounded persons in Kotli district are still under treatment," Masood-ur-Rehman, local administration official, told AFP. He said that three women and two men were also injured in the cross-border shelling in village of Rud Karthar on the Line of Control in Kotli district.
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