India: Pakistan Attacked 50 Border Posts Overnight

Shelling called most serious ceasefire break in a decade

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Oct 23, 2013 2:36 AM CDT

(Newser) – India has accused Pakistani troops of firing guns and mortars on at least 50 Indian border posts overnight in disputed Kashmir, calling it the most serious ceasefire violation between the nuclear-armed neighbors in a decade. Indian troops returned fire, but one guard was killed and six were injured by a shell in the Jammu region, officials say. At least 100 civilians are being moved from homes near the frontier.

Pakistani military officials, meanwhile, say that "unprovoked firing" by Indian forces has killed a Pakistani soldier and a civilian over the last week. Both sides agree on one thing: The number of cross-border attacks has surged since the Pakistani and Indian prime ministers met last month in New York and agreed on the need to reduce tensions.

An Indian policeman shows mortar shells recovered near the frontier.
An Indian policeman shows mortar shells recovered near the frontier.   (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Indian villagers look at theunexploded tail of a mortar shell.
Indian villagers look at theunexploded tail of a mortar shell.   (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
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