Three people were martyred and five wounded on Monday in Indian shelling across the disputed border with Pakistan in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, Pakistani officials said, as tension simmers between the nuclear-armed neighbors.
Feelings have run high since July, when Indian security forces martyred a young Kashmiri fighter in occupied Kashmir, prompting months of protests and a corresponding security crackdown that has claimed more than 80 lives.
“There has been intense shelling in Nakyal sector since morning,” said Pakistani local official Sardar Zeeshan Nisar, confirming the death toll. Two people were wounded, he added.
Nisar accused Indian forces of targeting civilians in their firing across the disputed border.