• publish: 12 March 2019
  • time: 12:32 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 7422

Pakistani-Indian fire exchange left 1 killed in Kashmir

A shell fired by Indian troops to Pakistan-controlled Kashmir left 1 70-year-old man killed.

Local police chief Arshad Naqvi said on Monday that the man was visiting his daughter the previous day in an attempt to try and take her to a safer area when he was killed.

An Indian army spokesman, Col. Rajesh Kalia, blamed Pakistani troops for initiating fire on Sunday, saying four villagers in Indian-controlled Kashmir were wounded.

Tensions escalated last month after India launched an airstrike inside Pakistan, targeting militants blamed for a Feb. 14 suicide bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed 40 troops.

Pakistan retaliated at the time by shooting down two Indian planes and capturing a pilot, who was later returned to India.

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