02 June 2017

News Story: India says fire exchange with Pakistani troops kills 1, wounds 4

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Indian army officials on Thursday accused Pakistani troops of cease-fire violations in border area, saying an exchange of fire killed one and wounded four others.

An employee of Indian army's General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF) was killed and four others including a border guard and a civilian were wounded, the officials said.

The casualties were reported in Krishna Ghati sector of frontier Poonch district, about 185 km southwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Indian army spokesman Lt. Col. Manish Mehta told Xinhua that Pakistani troops in the early morning violated cease-fire in Poonch and adjacent Rajouri district.

"Today Pakistani army resorted to cease-fire violation along the LoC in Naushera sector of Rajouri district and Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district," Mehta said.

Meanwhile, Pakistan's military has also accused India of attacking Pakistanis in border towns in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Read the full story at Xinhua