Indian cross-border firing kills two


Two civilians, including a 15-year-old boy, were killed in cross-border firing by Indian military in Azad Kashmir, an official statement said Saturday.

According to a Foreign Office statement, a 60-year-old man was killed while two others, including a six-year-old child, were injured in the Indian firing. Four civilians had already been killed by cross-border firing in the past two days, the statement added.

Earlier this week Indian soldiers also killed five people, who they said were trying to cross over from Azad Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Indian Army spokesman Colonel NN Joshi said one of their soldiers was killed on Saturday by Pakistani fire in Poonch sector along the Line of Control (LoC). The latest wave of violence this week has left at least 21 dead, including soldiers and civilians, on both sides of the sensitive border that divides the Pakistani and Indian parts of Jammu and Kashmir.