India fires Pakistani soldiers on Kashmir border

Muslims have been battling for freedom in the only Muslim-majority state of mainly Hindu India since 1989.

India fires Pakistani soldiers on Kashmir border
Indian soldiers fired Pakistani soldiers across the de-facto border dividing the Muslim region of Kashmir on Saturday, Pakistan's military said, the second such clash in area this month.

Military spokesman Major-General Athar Abbas said the Indian army fired machineguns and mortar bombs at the Pakistani side of the so-called Line of Control in Battal sector of Rawalakot district, where troops had a similar exchange of fire on July 10.

"We immediately responded and fired into the area from where the fire was coming. They later stopped firing," he told Reuters.

Abbas said there were no casualties on the Pakistani side.

"We contacted the Indians and lodged a protest and asked for a flag meeting" of the local commanders, he added.

Muslims have been battling for freedom in the only Muslim-majority state of mainly Hindu India since 1989.

Reuters
Last Mod: 26 Temmuz 2008, 15:47
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