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
An Indian policeman shows mortar shells recovered near the frontier.   (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

(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.

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Oct 23, 2013 6:16 AM CDT
If a nuke is ever fired, it will be by one of these two countries. Forget Iran or NK. They are adults compared to the children that run India and Pakistan. And you can call me................Mr Joshua
Oct 23, 2013 5:48 AM CDT
Only the misguided think that either religion or money is the root of all evil. The root of all so called "evil" is evolution. What does evolution require? It requires conflict and struggle! It requires that inferior beings and civilizations either be subjugated or eliminated by superior beings and civilizations! To love evil is to love evolution, and to love evolution is to love evil. India and Pakistan, Israel and the Arabs....neither side will have peace because one side is inferior to the other, and is slowly being pushed into extinction. Think of it all as a slow grind like two tectonic plates slowly grinding against each other until an Earthquake is released.