At least 11 people were killed and 30 others were injured in a recent exchange of strikes between Pakistan and India in the disputed Kashmir region.
The Pakistani Armed Forces and government blamed India for initiating clashes by firing rockets and mortar shells that killed 5 Pakistani civilians and wounded 27 others on November 12 and 13. The Pakistani side described the attack as ‘unprovoked incident of cease-fire violations’ and said that Pakistani troops responded by targeting the Indian posts.
The Indian military said three of its soldiers were killed and three others were wounded. Three Indian civilians were also killed by Pakistani shelling. The Indian side says that it acted in response to Pakistani shelling and actions of Pakistani sabotage groups.
The situation in the area remains tense but there are no indications of any offenisve preparations by any side.
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