New India-Pakistan salvos as UN chief offers to mediate


Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fresh fire across their border on Saturday (October 1) as UN chief Ban Ki-moon offered to mediate between the nuclear-armed neighbours following an alarming spike in tensions. Two days after Indian troops carried out a series of strikes across the Pakistani side of their dividing line in disputed Kashmir, officials said there had been cross-border skirmishes further south. Although there were no reports of casualties, the pre-dawn exchanges heightened the fear among villagers living along the border, tens of thousands of whom have already been ordered to leave home. “There was small arms fire and…

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