22 January 2018

India, Pakistan continue trading fire and blame in Kashmir

Son of Indian civilian Gopal Dass who was killed in Pakistani firing and shelling, wails at Jhiri village in Kanachack district of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Monday, Jan.22,2018. Officials say Indian and Pakistani soldiers have again targeted each other’s posts and villages along their volatile frontier in disputed Kashmir after a day’s lull, killing at least one civilian.
Indian and Pakistani soldiers again targeted each other’s posts and villages along their volatile frontier in disputed Kashmir after a day’s lull, killing at least one civilian and wounding three others, officials said Monday.

Fighting erupted overnight as the rivals traded gunfire and shelling until dawn Monday, leaving a civilian dead and three others injured on the Indian side. The two sides resumed intermittent fighting at several places later Monday, officials said.

The recent flare-up has left 13 civilians and nine soldiers dead and dozens injured on the two sides. The fighting also has caused extensive damage and sent tens of thousands of residents fleeing from their border homes.