At least four people including a two-year-old boy were killed in a gunfight between Pakistan and India on Sunday. The two armies exchanged fire across the Line of Control (LoC) that divides the disputed Kashmir region between the two countries.
Indian officials said three civilians including the child died after shells fired by the Pakistani army hit homes at two locations along the LoC in the Kupwara area of Indian-administered Kashmir. Several people are feared to have been wounded in the fighting.
A statement released by the Pakistani military on Monday said the Indian army “initiated unprovoked ceasefire violations” along the LoC. Pakistani army accused the Indian army of “deliberately targeting civilian population in Baroh, Dhudnial, Rakhchikri and Chirikot sectors.”
India and Pakistan both rule parts of Kashmir but claim it in its entirety. They have fought two of their three wars since 1947 over the Himalayan region. The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 2003.