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    Indians shell Azad Kashmir villages

    Indians shell AJK villages; three killed

    Pak troops respond, destroy Indian post

    News International

    MUZAFFARABAD: Indian troops shelled villages in Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, killing at least three people, local officials said. They said the Indians fired about 150 artillery and mortar shells on six villages in Neelum Valley, northeast of Muzaffarabad, killing a 10-year-old boy and another man. Another man was killed by shelling on a village in Bhimber district in the southeast, the officials said. The deaths raise to nine the toll from Indian shelling in the area since Friday.

    Pakistani troops retaliated against Monday's firing by shelling Indian positions across the military Line of Control (LoC) dividing the region but there was no information about any Indian casualties, the officials said. Pakistan Army officials say the Indians have stepped up shelling civilian populations on the Pakistan side along LoC in recent weeks.

    The Indian army's unprovoked intermittent shelling on Iftikhar Abad in the Chamb sector which had continued for three days was stilled when cross-fire from the Pakistani side reportedly destroyed the Baldanwala Indian post. The shelling on civilian localities in Matianwala, Munawar, Goray, Singry, Chak Pundit and Sukerana has caused damage to properties in AJK.

    The Indian army had already evacuated localities along this border at Chani Devan, Badowal, Amerpur, Sedar Nakyal, Kalian and Dher, but Pakistani villagers continue to face Indian attacks with a high morale. Meanwhile, a police spokesman in held Srinagar said that three civilians were killed and eight others injured on Monday when Pakistani gunners targeted a tiny town in occupied Kashmir. The cross-LoC shelling also destroyed eight motor garages of the Indian military in the town of Tanghar, some 150 km north from held Srinagar, the official said.

    The attack began at noon (0630 GMT) and led to a retaliation by Indian gunners positioned in occupied Kashmir, he said, adding that the intense cross-LoC artillery duel in Tanghar raged for four hours. Five civilian houses were also destroyed by high-calibre shells from across the Line of Control. Officials said Monday's fighting has sparked a fresh exodus of civilians from the frontier town to safer zones in Kashmir.

    #2
    Pakistani forces were showering petals in Kargil last year or what? entire villages had to be relocated in Kargil. still people are building bunkers for themselves.

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      #3
      It seems from extreme's post that Indians always shell the innocent villagers and Pakistan always retaliate by being bang on target and hitting only the Indian army positions. It seems there are no villages or people or crops on Indian side of Kashmir and our people are located far far away from the borders. (Ha, ha ha) This is good thinking India...I think Pakistan should do the same

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        #4
        Dhir wrote "It seems there are no villages or people or crops on Indian side of Kashmir and our people are located far far away from the borders. (Ha, ha ha) This is good thinking India...I think Pakistan should do the same"

        Probably true, but one fundamental error in your posting. You wrote that "our people are located far----". There are no Indians living there, only Kashmiris and they are certainly not Indians. You don't believe me, ask the people of Kashmir, hold a refrendum.

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