Pakistan: Indian Troops Killed Woman, Wounded 3 in Kashmir

MUZAFFARABAD, PAKISTAN A Pakistani official says Indian troops have fired across the two countries' line of control in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing a woman and wounding three people.

Raja Shahid, a deputy commissioner, says Pakistani troops returned fire after what he described as India's cease-fire violation on Monday. He says both sides are still exchanging gunfire.

Bilal Akbar, a local doctor, says the windows of the town's main hospital were damaged from the gunfire. There was no immediate comment from New Delhi.

Pakistani authorities say residents in the border town of Aathmuqam are fleeing to safer places.

Kashmir is split between the two nuclear-armed rivals. Both claim the region in its entirety and have fought two of their three wars over it.

Source: Voice of America