ISLAMABAD – A Pakistani military official has accused Indian troops of firing across the disputed Kashmir border and wounding six civilians.
The official says the shooting took place on Thursday in the Kotli sector of Pakistan-held Kashmir, across the border from the Mendhar sector on the Indian side.
An Indian government official, Omar Abdullah, has said two civilians, including a porter working for the army, were wounded by Pakistani firing in Mendhar sector Thursday.
Pakistani and Indian military officials accused the other side of firing first. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity Friday in line with military policy.
Pakistan and India have traded accusations of firing across the Kashmir border over the last 10 days. Kashmir is divided between the two countries but claimed in its entirety by both.