A large-scale exchange of fire between India and Pakistan in Kashmir left 14 people dead and dozens injuredz
November 14th. India and Pakistan officially confirmed that on November 13, local time, the two Indian and Pakistani armed forces exchanged fire near the actual line of control in Kashmir.
At least 14 people have been killed and dozens of others injured.
According to Agence France-Presse news, India and Pakistan broke out on the 13th near the Indian-Pakistani Kashmir line of actual control in the largest artillery battle in months.
The Indian army issued a statement saying that Pakistan used mortars and other weapons to deliberately target civilian areas. A spokesman for the Indian Army said that 4 Indian soldiers and 4 civilians were killed, including an 8-year-old boy.
Pakistan said that in the intense shelling, 5 people were killed and 31 were injured in Pakistan. The military confirmed that one of the victims was a soldier.
Nearby residents said that the conflict broke out on the morning of November 13, and the two sides accused each other of launching an “unprovoked attack”, and the artillery fire continued into the night.
The Indian and Pakistani armed forces have exchanged fires near the actual line of control in Kashmir on many occasions recently and accused each other of breaking the ceasefire agreement. Both India and Pakistan claim sovereignty over Kashmir.
Since the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, the two countries have fought two wars for the Kashmir region. In 2003, the two sides reached a ceasefire agreement along the line of actual control in Kashmir.