Security officials in India have recently revealed that alleged attempts by Pakistan to smuggle terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir will probably increase before heavy snowfall in the valley when mountain passes are blocked, restricts movement. India has accused Pakistan of sponsoring terrorism in Kashmir, an allegation Islamabad denies.
At least 11 Indians died and more than 20 were hurt in a cross-border attack by Pakistan in the Kashmir region on Friday, the Indian army was quoted by media as saying.
Army spokesman Rajesh Kalia said Pakistan used a variety of weapons including mortars, according to The Hindu website. There were four army personnel, a border guard and six civilians among those killed.
“Pakistan deliberately targeted civilian areas. Three Indian army soldiers were also killed and three soldiers were injured,” Col. Kalia said.
In a retaliatory fire, at least 11 Pakistani soldiers were killed and 16 were injured, according to sources in Idian Armed Forces.
India’s and Pakistan’s armies have exchanged heavy mortar firefight along the Line of Control (LoC) at three places in Jammu and Kashmir, Indian Army officials confirmed on Friday.
According to the army, the exchange of fire took place after India thwarted a botched bid to infiltrate the Keran sector of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
He added that the firing is taking place at various posts on the border between India and Pakistan…