MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) – A Pakistani official said Indian troops have fired across the two countries’ line of control in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing a woman and wounding three people.
Deputy Commissioner Raja Shahid said Pakistani troops returned fire after what he described as India’s ceasefire violation yesterday. He said both sides are still exchanging gunfire.
Bilal Akbar, a local doctor, said the windows of the town’s main hospital were damaged from the gunfire. There was no immediate comment from New Delhi.
Pakistani authorities said residents in the border town of Aathmuqam are fleeing to safer places.
Kashmir is split between the two nuclear-armed rivals. Both claim the region in its entirety and have fought two of their three wars over it.