BEIRUT

World

Pakistan accuses Indian troops of killing civilian

  • Indian army soldiers and policemen patrol during a curfew in Jammu, India, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani military has accused Indian troops of carrying out a new round of shelling along the disputed Kashmir border, killing a civilian.

A Pakistani military official says Sakhi Muhammad was killed Tuesday night in the Battal sector of Pakistan-held Kashmir. The official says a female civilian, whom it identified only as Nabeela, was wounded.

The official spoke anonymously Wednesday in line with military policy.

Indian officials did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Violence has flared along the Kashmir border over the last week, threatening to sabotage efforts to improve relations between the two countries.

Kashmir is divided between Pakistan and India and claimed in its entirety by both. The countries have fought two major wars over the disputed territory since they gained independence from Britain in 1947.

 
Advertisement

Comments

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement

FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE

Interested in knowing more about this story?

Click here