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India – Pakistan Border Clash claims 4 lives

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At least four people killed and hundreds of people displaced as security forces exchange fire amid renewed tensions.

05 JANUARY 2015 – New DELHI – It long standing border dispute in the history that India and Pakistan has never resolved their tensions between the two rival nuclear power countries. It is since 1950’s that India and Pakistan has exchanged gun battle and killed over a million of People and still the tension remain the same.

In a fresh border bullet exchange, four people has lost their life according to the news reports as Indian Navy claimed earlier that they have seized a fishing boat with explosives and followed till the boat burned in explosion itself but Pakistan has denied any involvement in the incident.

According to the Al Jazeera News agency, At least four people killed and hundreds of people displaced as security forces exchange fire amid renewed tensions.

Indian and Pakistani troops have traded fire along their tense border, killing four people including a teenage girl and forcing hundreds to flee their homes in the latest round of deadly clashes.The violence on Saturday came a day after India said a Pakistani fishing crew suspected of involvement in “illicit” activities blew up their boat while trying to evade capture at the hands of the Indian navy.

Tension between the two neighbors escalated on Wednesday when an Indian border guard and two Pakistani paramilitary soldiers were killed during another exchange of fire.The shelling intensified on Saturday, necessitating “evacuation of hundreds of people” living in the border areas of Samba and Hiranagar, said Rajesh Kumar, a senior police official in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

An Indian woman was killed and 10 others were wounded, Kumar said.Another official said two Indian soldiers were killed as Pakistani soldiers fired rocket-propelled grenades in Tanghdar area near their de facto border, about 140 km northwest of Srinagar.

Rajnath Singh, India’s home minister, criticized Pakistan over Saturday’s incident.”We are stretching our hands for friendship with Pakistan but despite this we don’t understand why the ceasefire is violated by Pakistan,” he said.’Befitting’ response On the Pakistani side, the military said its paramilitary forces responded “befittingly” to Indian fire, which killed a teenage girl.”

four people lost their life during the border clash between india and pakistan on saturday
At least four people killed and hundreds of people displaced as security forces exchange fire amid renewed tensions.

Indian BSF yet again resorted to unprovoked firing on working boundary near Sialkot today,” a military statement said, referring to the Border Security Force, a paramilitary force.The statement said “13-years-old Sumaira, resident of … Zafarwal sector embraced martyrdom due to the firing [and] eight-year-old Mursaleen of … Shakargarh sector got injured”.

Recent exchanges of fire across the de-facto border between India and Pakistan in Kashmir, which both countries administer in part but claim in full, have killed around two dozen civilians and forced thousands to flee their homes on both sides.

India and Pakistan have traded blame for the surge in shooting and shelling which started on October 6 last year.India called off peace talks in August after Pakistan first consulted Kashmiri separatists, a move some saw as a sign of a tougher stance by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new government.

At this point of time, India and Pakistan should sit side by side and discuss the ongoing battle for nothing scenario and resolve the issue to restore peace in the region. It is long awaited and demanded topic to discuss and solve the dispute for forever.

Source: Al Jazeera