Pakistan says Indian fire kills soldier in disputed Kashmir

Pakistani military said Indian troops started firing first. (File/AFP)
Updated 10 October 2019

Pakistan says Indian fire kills soldier in disputed Kashmir

  • There is no immediate comment from India
  • The two sides often accuse each other of violating a 2003 cease-fire agreement

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s military says Indian troops have fired across the Line of Control in disputed Kashmir, killing one of its soldiers and wounding two women in a village.
In Thursday’s statement, the military says Pakistani troops deployed along the heavily militarized frontier returned fire, causing casualties in the Indian-administered portion of the Himalayan region.
There is no immediate comment from India.
The South Asian neighbors regularly exchange fire in Kashmir, which is split between them and claimed by both in its entirety.
Tensions between Pakistan and India have increased since Aug. 5, when India downgraded the autonomy of its side of Kashmir and imposed tighter controls in the area.
The two sides often accuse each other of violating a 2003 cease-fire agreement in Kashmir.


Greece: Migrant child killed in boat collision

Updated 23 October 2019

Greece: Migrant child killed in boat collision

  • The crash occurred before sunrise Wednesday in the heavily patrolled waters of the east Aegean Sea
THESSALONIKI, Greece: Greek authorities say a coast guard patrol boat collided with a dinghy carrying migrants to the island of Kos from Turkey on Wednesday, leaving a child dead and another person missing.

Officials on Kos say that 31 people have been rescued following the collision, in an effort assisted by private boats and the European Union border protection agency Frontex. The circumstances of the collision aren't immediately clear.

The crash occurred before sunrise Wednesday in the heavily patrolled waters of the east Aegean Sea.