ISLAMABAD (AP) — Cross-border fire from Indian troops along the disputed border with Kashmir killed one woman and wounded an eight-year-old girl, Pakistan's military said on Monday.
The military said in a statement that a combination of mortars and heavy fire hit the villages of Jandrot and Khuiratta in the Pakistani-held part of Kashmir.
It accused Indian forces of “deliberately targeting” civilians.
There was no immediate comment from New Delhi.
Pakistan and India often trade accusations of violating the ceasefire in Kashmir. The Himalayan region is divided between them and claimed by both in its entirety.
According to Sardar Masood Khan, the top regional official in Pakistan's part of Kashmir, Indian troops have stepped up ceasefire violations since the coronavirus outbreak was first reported in the region. So far, at least 59 people have been tested positive for the virus there.