Indian and Pakistani armies engaged in heavy cross-border firing, along the Line of Control in a particular sector of Jammu and Kashmir, killing two civilians and leaving at least 19 others wounded, including six women and a police constable, in Pakistan administered Kashmir.
Over 50 Chinese nationals working on a hydroelectric project in Pakistan-administered Kashmir were evacuated after tension along the Line of Control with India, according to Pakistani authorities.
The Chinese men were working on a dam being constructed along the confluence of the Neelam and Jhelum rivers when the firing pushed authorities to move the workers late on Tuesday.
The shelling first began in Leepa valley, with Indian troops targeting Batlian and Bijildhaar villages, Waleed Anwar, assistant commissioner of the area stated.
“In fact it was carpet bombing of the civilian populated areas, he said, adding, Pakistani troops had responded “befittingly.”
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Army on Wednesday warned that it would respond to the alleged ceasefire violations of the LoC by Indian forces and take measures to protect civilian lives.