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India, Pakistan trade fire in disputed Kashmir

English.news.cn   2014-08-05 17:26:37

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- The troops of India and Pakistan Tuesday targeted each other's positions along line-of-control (LoC), which divides the disputed Kashmir region, officials said.

The two sides, using light weapons, heavy artillery and mortars, fired on each other's posts in Poonch sector, about 185 km southwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian- controlled Kashmir.

"Pakistan army today resorted to unprovoked firing and targeted our posts in Poonch sector," said Lt. Col. Manish Mehta, an Indian military spokesman.

"Our troops gave befitting reply to firing from Pakistani side and are responding with similar calibre weapons," said the spokesman, adding that the firing started at around 11:30 a.m. local time and was going on since then.

"So far there have been no reports of any killing or damage on our side," he said.

India and Pakistan intermittently trade fire in Kashmir, despite an agreement inked in 2003 to observe cease-fire.

Both New Delhi and Islamabad blame each other of resorting to unprovoked firings.

Since their independence from Britain, the two countries have fought three wars, two of which were over Kashmir.

Editor: Xiang Bo
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