Pakistan says Indian shelling kills civilian in disputed Kashmir

A 50-year-old lady killed, three others, together with a four-year-old little one, wounded within the incident.

A civilian has been killed and three wounded by Indian shelling in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Pakistan’s navy stated.

The civilian, a 50-year-old lady, was killed and three others, together with a four-year-old little one, have been wounded within the Tatta Pani and Jandrot areas on Tuesday as stress remained excessive between the South Asian neighbours within the disputed area.

“Indian troops unprovoked ceasefire violation in [Tatta Pani] and Jandrot Sectors along [the Line of Control], deliberately targeting civil population with mortars and heavy weapons,” stated a Pakistan navy assertion.

Pakistan and India have fought two of their three wars over the disputed mountain territory, which each declare in full however administer separate parts of.

The shelling got here hours earlier than Pakistani military chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Pakistani troops stationed on the LoC, the de facto border and ceasefire line that divides the disputed territory.

Tensions have been excessive on the LoC for the final two years, with frequent violations of a 2003 ceasefire settlement by each nations [File: Sajjad Qayyum/AFP]

Tensions have been excessive on the LoC for the final two years, with frequent violations of a 2003 ceasefire settlement by each nations.

Both nations routinely blame one another for initiating the violence.

“These egregious violations of international law reflect consistent Indian attempts to escalate the situation along the LoC and are a threat to regional peace and security,” a press release by the Pakistan’s ministry of overseas affairs workplace stated on Wednesday.

Pakistan alleges that India violated the ceasefire greater than 3,000 instances this 12 months, killing no less than 28 civilians and wounding greater than 249.

India doesn’t routinely share consolidated knowledge on Pakistani shelling, however has additionally recorded civilian casualties attributable to what it calls shelling from Pakistani navy.

Last week, Indian firing throughout the LoC broken a UN navy observers’ car, a part of a fact-finding mission to an space of Pakistan-administered Kashmir that’s near the LoC.

Pakistan’s overseas ministry vehemently protested the incident, during which there have been no casualties however bullet holes have been seen on the UN car.

India’s overseas ministry, in the meantime, denied that Indian troops have been chargeable for the injury.

Security operation launched

In an unrelated improvement, Pakistan’s navy says 10 individuals – all recognized as armed fighters – have been killed after a safety operation within the southwestern district of Awaran on Tuesday.

The navy stated the safety operation was launched in response to the killing of a Pakistani soldier within the space on Sunday.

Awaran is located in Balochistan province, the place for greater than a decade Pakistani troops have been battling armed separatist teams who name for the independence of the province from Pakistan.