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Indian shelling along LoC kills 4 children in Kashmir

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Previous year in July, Pakistan military shot down Indian "spy drone" which violated the Pakistan air space along the LoC in Bhimber, Azad Kasmir.

Tensions across the long-disputed de facto Himalayan border reached unsafe levels in September, when India blamed Pakistani armed groups for a raid on an army base that killed 19 soldiers.

The unmanned aircraft was flying 60 meters deep in the Pakistani territory when army personnel shot it down. Mohammad Shafqat, a police official from Pakistan's part of Kashmir, said three members of a family were among those four people who were killed on Saturday.

The Pakistan military on Saturday claimed to shoot down an Indian drone in the Aagahi Post in Rakhchakari Sector. Earlier, they have alleged that Indian army had killed seven of their soldiers.

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Both Pakistani military and Indian defence officials have confirmed the exchange of fire along the LOC. At least 26 civilians have been killed and 107 wounded in the last two months due to the Indian forces firing, said a statement issued by the Foreign Office.

Relations between the two south Asian countries are at an all-time low, following the Uri attack in September and the alleged retaliatory surgical strikes from the Indian side a few days later.

This come a day after the Indian Navy strongly denied media reports in Pakistan that one of its submarines being detected and blocked from entering the latter nation's waters.

Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since the end of British colonial rule in 1947.

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