India accuses Pakistan of latest firing in Kashmir
SRINAGAR (AFP) - India's army accused Pakistan on Tuesday of firing across the de facto border that divides Kashmir, in the latest confrontation fuelling tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.
The army said Pakistani soldiers had violated the ceasefire overnight along the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Himalayan region.
It said in a statement that Pakistani soldiers started firing at Indian posts in Mendhar district late on Monday and about an hour later in the Balakot area of Poonch sector, with the firing continuing until about 6am.
"Pakistani soldiers used small arms, machine guns and mortars. We gave a calibrated response," an army officer said separately, on condition of anonymity.