ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s army said Sunday the Indian troops opened fire throughout the border in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing one soldier.
In a statement, it said Pakistani troops responded by targeting the Indian articles in which the fire began, resulting in”considerable damage” on the side but gave no more information.
The Indian military said its troops”befittingly” reacted to Pakistani shooting and shelling across the Line of Control Saturday in southern Rajouri district. It noted no damage or casualties.
India and Pakistan regularly accused each other of unprovoked attacks across the tense Kashmir frontier in breach of a 2003 cease-fire agreement. Pakistan says India has broken the truce over 2,000 times this season.
Kashmir is divided between the nuclear-armed competitions and both maintain it in its entirety.
Pakistan shot down among those warplanes in Kashmir and caught a pilot that was quickly published. India said the strikes targeted Pakistan-based militants responsible for its suicide bombing
Relations have been strained since August this past year, when India revoked the Muslim-majority area’s decades-old semi-autonomous standing, touching off wrath on each side of this frontier. Ever since that time, troops have regularly traded flame, leaving dozens of civilians and soldiers dead on either side.