The Hush Post| 19:01 pm |one-minute-read
Four Pakistanis were killed including three Pakistan soldiers and one civilian After India avenged the killing of a BSF inspector, a five-year-old girl and a woman on Monday.
According to reports, among others, the Indian fire killed a 70-year-old Pakistani villager in a remote area of Niaza Per on Monday evening, according to Pakistani police official Waheed Qureshi.
In Indian army accused Pakistani troops of firing mortars and small-arms fire Monday along the disputed frontier, the highly militarised Line of Control, hitting the sector of Poonch in Kashmir. It said Indian soldiers retaliated.
Pakistan’s military said Indian troops targeted its military positions overnight in the border town of Rakhchakri in Pakistani-controlled part of Kashmir. Along with the three soldiers killed, a fourth was wounded, the army said.
The fatalities were some of the highest since tensions flared between the India and Pakistan after a suicide bomber killed 40 Indian troops in Kashmir in the month of February.
According to a report, an Indian police officer MK Sinha said an Indian paramilitary officer, a woman and a girl were killed while at least 18 civilians and five troops were wounded. The cross-border firing resumed on Tuesday morning, after a brief lull.
Days after the February 14 suicide attack in Kashmir, India launched an airstrike inside Pakistan, saying it targeted militants from the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed militant group who had claimed responsibility for the bombing.
Islamabad had then claimed no Pakistani was linked to the attack and that Jaish-e-Mohammed had no training camps inside Pakistan.
Pakistan has always claimed that all terrorist activity in India if at all from their soil is carried by non-state actors.