ISLAMABAD: Two children and civilian were killed along with a soldier in firing across the border between India and Pakistan, officials from both sides said Monday.
Pakistan’s military said an 18-month-old girl and a civilian were killed on its side of the border in “unprovoked firing” by the Indian army.
“Due to Indian unprovoked firing last night a civilian, Muhammad Latif of village Janglora, and a minor Haniya, age one and a half, embraced shahadat (martyrdom) while seven civilians were injured,” a military statement said.
The firing took place across the border between Indian-held Kashmir and Pakistan’s Punjab province in the villages of Harpal, Pukhlian and Charwah, the statement said.
Indian police claimed the late night heavy exchange of firing occurred in its RS Pura sector, killing an Indian border security guard and a six-year-old boy.
Six other civilians were also injured during the exchange, said another Indian police officer speaking on condition of anonymity.- AFP