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Kashmir shooting: Death toll rises to six

Published: September 22, 2017 15:51:08 | Updated: October 23, 2017 21:35:16


The death toll from the overnight cross-border shooting by India in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir has risen to six, Pakistan's military said.

 

The latest incident comes as Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in his speech at the UN General Assembly expressed concerns over human rights violations in India's part of Kashmir.

 

The region is divided between Pakistan and India but claimed by both, reports UNB.

 

Friday's statement by the army spokesman, Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, says 26 people, including women and children, were also wounded in what he called "unproved" Indian shelling across the boundary in the Charwah and Harpal villages, on the Pakistani side.

 

Initially, the army on Thursday said that four civilians had from Indian fire in Kashmir.

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