Rumors and Threats of Wars

War Rumours Threats: Pakistan says nine killed in Kashmir border clashes

Rumours and Threats of Wars:

Matthew 24:6-8 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Mark 13:7-8 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

War Rumours Threats: Pakistan says nine killed in Kashmir border clashes

AFP•August 20, 2019

Pakistan said Tuesday that three Pakistani civilians died in Indian gunfire from across the de facto border in Kashmir.

Pakistan also said its forces later killed six Indian soldiers. But the Indian army rejected this claim as “totally fake,” the Press Trust of India said.

The latest skirmishes took place a day after US President Donald Trump talked to the Pakistani and Indian prime ministers and urged them to reduce tensions over the disputed Himalayan region.

Tensions have skyrocketed after New Delhi scrapped Article 370 in the Indian constitution that had granted Kashmir special autonomy. It split the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two and downgraded their status to union territories, sparking a row with Pakistan.

“Indian fire had martyred three civilians including a seven-year old boy in Tatta Pani sector along the Line of Control,” military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted Tuesday.

“Pakistan army targeted Indian posts, killing six Indian soldiers including an officer and wounding many others,” he added.

PTI quoted officials as saying one Indian soldier died and four were wounded as Pakistani troops opened fire on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control in the Poonch district on Tuesday.

Indian army troops responded causing heavy damage to Pakistani army posts and casualties to Pakistani soldiers, PTI quoted a defence spokesman based in Jammu as saying.

In changing the status of Kashmir, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government also restricted freedom of movement in the region and cut the internet and phone lines.

Both India and Pakistan have controlled portions of the former princely state of Kashmir since independence in 1947. The dispute over the Muslim-majority region has been the spark for two major wars and countless clashes between them.

Earlier this year they again came close to all-out conflict, after a militant attack in Indian-held Kashmir in February was claimed by a group based in Pakistan, touching off tit-for-tat air strikes.

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