Kashmiri teenager killed, 3 others injured in Indian shelling across LoC, alleges Pakistan

Srinagar: A Kashmiri teenager was killed and three other civilians injured in Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PaK) as alleged “ruthless shelling” by Indian troops from across the restive Line of Control (LoC) continued on Friday, Dawn reported quoting officials.

The casualties occurred in Kotli district where the LoC was calm since the morning but became “hot” in the afternoon after Indian troops resorted to heavy mortar and artillery shelling, they added.

The shelling comes as Pakistan and India reel from a week of high escalation which had raised fears of an all-out war after the Pakistan Air Force shot down two Indian aircraft for violating Pakistani airspace.

Analysts expected the situation to de-escalate Friday evening as Prime Minister Imran Khan released a captured Indian pilot, in an overture towards New Delhi.

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