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.


Serial airport stowaway remains jailed after latest arrest

Updated 14 October 2019

Serial airport stowaway remains jailed after latest arrest

  • Marilyn Hartman was arrested Friday night and later charged with felony criminal trespass

CHICAGO: A 67-year-old woman with a history of sneaking onto flights without a ticket will remain jailed after the latest incident in which police say she tried to get past security at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.
Marilyn Hartman was arrested Friday night and later charged with felony criminal trespass. A judge on Sunday granted her bail but ordered that she stay in custody until a related probation hearing.
Hartman’s arrest marks the latest chapter in a story that’s played out for a decade at airports across the US, including last year when she was arrested after sneaking on a flight from O’Hare to London.
She ultimately pleaded guilty to criminal trespassing and was sentenced in March to 18 months’ probation after agreeing to stay away from Chicago’s two commercial airports.