4 Pakistani soldiers killed in Indian shelling in Kashmir
The Pakistani military says four Pakistani soldiers were killed on Sunday when their army vehicle was struck by Indian shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC) that separates parts of Kashmir held by both countries.
The Pakistani statement on Sunday said the vehicle fell into a river and the soldiers drowned. Both nations have exchanged mortar fire across the LoC, the de facto Kashmir border, despite the signing of a ceasefire in 2003.
India and Pakistan have often traded accusations of violating the truce. In November 2016, a civilian bus was hit by Indian firing in the same region, killing 12 people. In May 2017, India accused Pakistani forces of killing two soldiers patrolling the border line. Pakistan's military denied the allegations and said it had not committed ceasefire violations.