• devin fleming

13 Civilians Killed in Cross-fire on India-Pakistan Border


On Monday, October 31, 2016, 13 civilians were killed in a cross-fire shooting in the highly contested area of the Pakistan-India border located in the Himalayan region of Kashmir.

For both of the sides, there were losses: There were six on the Pakistan side, and there were eight for India.

Both India and Pakistan claim rights to the land, but they each govern over separate regions within it. There has long been violence in the area, including strikes by India targeting terrorist targets across the Pakistan border. This past July, "a series of protests...left more than 80 dead and thousands injured," according to Aljazeera.

According to CNN, both foreign ministries have been called forward to work together to determine the cause of the shoot-out and to strongly condemn further unprovoked ceasefire violations; however, neither side has accepted responsibility for the shootings.

Research for this article was taken from CNN and Aljazeera News.