Cross-border fire kills 3 Pakistani, 5 Indian soldiers in Kashmir

Pakistan said on Thursday that three of its soldiers and five Indian troops were killed in a cross-border exchange of fire in the contested Kashmir region, one of the deadliest clashes between the rival armies this year.

Indian forces have increased firing along the contested border known as the Line of Control (LOC), Major General Asif Ghafoor, the chief spokesman of the Pakistan armed forces, said in a tweet.

Kashmir, a majority-Muslim region in the north, has been partitioned between the two countries since 1947. It's been a major hot spot ever since, sparking deadly clashes as both sides vie for more control.

Source: VOV5