Connect to share and comment

Pakistan says one dead in latest Kashmir clash

Pakistan's military accused India Wednesday of killing an army officer and seriously wounding a soldier in the latest clash across the disputed border in Kashmir. Tensions have flared between the nuclear-armed neighbours in recent weeks over the Himalayan territory, which both control in part but claim in full. Skirmishes have erupted across the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border in Kashmir, since five Indian soldiers were killed earlier this month in an ambush which Delhi has blamed on the Pakistan army.

Pakistan military says officer killed by Indian fire in Kashmir

By Katharine Houreld ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The Pakistani military said on Wednesday one of its officers had been killed by Indian troops firing across the disputed Kashmir border in a region where fighting broke out this week for the first time in more than a decade. "Another soldier ... was seriously wounded due to unprovoked Indian shelling," said a Pakistani military official.

India says Pakistan testing its restraint in Kashmir

By Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) - - India said on Monday it was running out of patience with Pakistan army-backed transgressions across disputed Kashmir as cross-border firing spread further north for the first time since the two armies agreed to a ceasefire in 2003. Tension has been running high along one of the world's most militarized borders in Kashmir since August 6 when five Indian soldiers were ambushed and killed while on a patrol.

India, Pakistan troops exchange fire in Kashmir: reports

India's army has retaliated against Pakistani troops after they fired automatic weapons, rockets and mortar shells at Indian posts along the two countries' de facto border in divided Kashmir on Thursday, local media reported Friday. The Press Trust of India quoted a defense official as saying the Pakistan Army started unprovoked firing at several Indian forward posts along the so-called Line of Control in Balakote belt of Poonch district from 6:30 a.m. Thursday, injuring at least three Indian soldiers and one civilian.

India condemns Pakistan's 'unprovoked attack' in Kashmir

India passed a resolution in parliament on Wednesday condemning Pakistan's "unprovoked attack" on its soldiers in Kashmir last week that left five dead, amid rising tensions between the rival neighbours. The resolution, which followed a similar one passed in Pakistan's parliament one day earlier, came as firing and shelling continued from both sides of the de facto border that divides the disputed Himalayan region.

Pakistan PM pledges restraint over Kashmir

Pakistan's prime minister pledged Wednesday to respond to rising tensions in disputed Kashmir with "restraint and responsibility" as officials accused India of killing another civilian by firing across the border. Nawaz Sharif said it was vital to defuse the recent escalation of tension in the Himalayan territory, which has been the cause of two wars between the neighbours.

India calls on Pakistan to abide by anti-terror commitment

India on Tuesday called on Islamabad to abide by its commitment of not allowing its territory to be used for terrorism and violence against India, amid a series of ceasefire violations along the Line of Control, the de facto border between the two countries. Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said that unprovoked incidents along the Line of Control "naturally have consequences for bilateral relations."

India accuses Pakistan of latest firing in Kashmir

India's army accused Pakistan on Tuesday of firing across the de facto border that divides Kashmir, in the latest confrontation fuelling tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. The army said Pakistani soldiers had violated the ceasefire overnight along the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Himalayan region. It said in a statement that Pakistani soldiers started firing at Indian posts in Mendhar district late on Monday and about an hour later in the Balakot area of Poonch sector, with the firing continuing until about 6am.

Pakistan accuses India of killing civilian in Kashmir

Pakistan summoned India's deputy ambassador Monday to protest over the latest clashes in the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir that left one civilian dead. The Pakistani military accused India of "unprovoked firing" across the de facto border in the early hours of Monday morning, the latest in a series of violent confrontations in Kashmir. Tensions have flared again in the heavily militarised Kashmir valley with the nuclear-armed neighbours both pointing the finger at each other.

Pakistan accuses India of shelling as Kashmir tension simmers

By Abu Arqam Naqash MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan accused Indian troops of firing shells across the disputed border in Kashmir on Monday and tensions ran high in both countries after last week's killing of Indian soldiers set off a wave of skirmishes between the two nuclear-armed rivals.
Syndicate content