• Wednesday, October 05, 2022

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Pakistan says India cross-border fire kills four soldiers

Pakistani Kashmiris gather around the body of one of the deceased soldiers.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Pakistan’s military on Sunday (16) accused India of hitting a military vehicle and killing four soldiers in cross-border firing in the disputed Kashmir region. The latest incident between the nuclear-armed neighbours took place in Athmaqam in Pakistan-administered Kashmir’s scenic Neelum Valley, where military officials said they responded to the Indian “ceasefire violation”. “The vehicle fell into the Neelum river. Four soldiers drowned. Body of one shaheed (martyr) recovered, search for remaining three in progress,” the military said in a short statement. Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the firing and “praised the prompt response by Pakistan army in thwarting the attack,” a…

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