Pakistan Army Send Off Soldiers Killed in Kashmir Cross-Border Fire

by: VOA News     Published on: 16 August 2019

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Pakistan's army paid tribute to three soldiers killed by Indian shellings along the de facto border in the disputed Kashmir region before they were transported to their hometowns. (AFP)Pakistan says three of its soldiers were killed Thursday in clashes with India across the disputed Kashmir border, known as the Line of Control (LoC), amid increasing tensions between the two nations over the Himalayan region.A Pakistani army spokesman claimed five Indian soldiers also were killed in retaliatory fire. Major-General Asif Ghafoor said skirmishes were ongoing intermittently.Indian military officials are reported as denying any of their personnel were killed, but they did confirm three Pakistani forces were killed in "retaliatory action."https://www.voanews.com/south-central-asia/pakistan-reports-deadly-clashes-india-kashmir