Pakistan says India shelling killed four soldiers in Kashmir

‘The Pakistani military has accused the Indian forces of killing four Pakistani soldiers by firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in the divided Kashmir region.

“Indian troops targeted an army vehicle moving along LoC … The vehicle fell into the river and four soldiers have drowned,” Pakistan’s military said in a statement on Sunday.

The statement said Pakistani forces recovered the body of one soldier from the Neelum River and that search was going on to find the remaining three.

Officials in India’s ministry of defense said they were not informed about the incident.

India and Pakistan have seen a surge in fighting over the past months along the LoC, the de facto border which separates the two parts of Kashmir controlled by the two nuclear-armed neighbors. The two countries have repeatedly accused each other of violating a 2003 truce.’

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