UN chief concerned about Kashmir situation

The United Nations Secretary General has expressed concern over escalating tensions between India and Pakistan following firing exchange between the two countries across the Line of Control which claimed at least three civilians on Thursday, Express Tribune reported.

“The situation (in Kashmir) continues to be of concern to us,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guetteres’ spokesperson said in response to a question by a Pakistani journalist at the regular noon briefing.

“The secretary-general is monitoring the situation … he is watching,” spokesperson Stephane Dujarric was quoted by the report.

At least three people were killed–two in Pakistan administered Kashmir and one in Indian side of Kashmir in firing between the two countries on Thursday.

Later in the afternoon, Indian army claimed that it killed at least five Pakistani soldiers in ‘retaliatory firing’. However, there was no official confirmation from Pakistan’s side about the killing of their soldiers in Indian firing so far.

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