Official: Indian Strikes Kill 35 People in Pakistani Kashmir

Pakistan to take India to International Court

Providing more details on the fighting between Indian and Pakistani forces along the Line of Control between their respective sides of Kashmir, a top Pakistani official is reporting that Indian attacks have killed 35 people and injured hundreds of others.

“Relentless firing is ongoing,” Pakistani Kashmir President Masood Khan reported, saying India was firing cluster munitions into the area, destroying homes, shops, and crops and killing livestock.

Officials did not reveal how many of the deaths were civilians and how many were soldiers, though Khan accused India of planning to launch a major offensive into this territory.

Pakistani officials are also saying they intend to take India to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over their moves in Kashmir. Earlier this month, India revoked all legal autonomy for Kashmir, imposing severe restrictions of communication and a major curfew across the region.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.