Pakistanske og indiske soldater har skutt med artilleri mot hverandre i Kashmir. Elleve sivile er drept og et ukjent antall såret. Kahsmir har potensial til å utløse en storkrig.

The exchange of fire comes as Indian and Pakistan leaders continue to bicker over the prospect of face-to-face political talks.

Indian and Pakistani security forces appear to be trading small-arms, artillery and mortar fire. The fighting, which is believed to be ongoing, has damaged several villages on both sides of the border, officials said. The violence coincided with the kickoff of India’s golden jubilee celebration marking the 1965 war between India and Pakistan, one of three major conflicts since 1947 between the neighbors, who now have nuclear arms.

“As we mark the 50th anniversary of the 1965 war, I bow to all brave soldiers who fought for our motherland in the war,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet.

On Friday, India and Pakistan accused each other starting the latest confrontation.

Pakistan føler seg underlegen India. Kashmir er «flashpoint». Det bor mange muslimer i Kashmir og Pakistan opptrer som deres beskyttere.

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