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At least 11 killed in shelling by India of passenger bus, villages in Kashmir - Pakistan

At least 11 killed in shelling by India of passenger bus, villages in Kashmir - PakistanPakistani officials say the death toll from shelling by India of a passenger bus and villages along the dividing line in the disputed region of Kashmir has risen to 11, Associated Press reports.

Waheed Khan, a local official, says an artillery shell hit the bus in the Neelum Valley on Wednesday, killing nine people.

Police official Waseem Khan says another two died when a mortar shell hit their house in the Nakyal sector of the Pakistani-held part of Kashmir.

The Pakistani army says troops are firing back on Indian military positions.

An Indian army spokesman, Col. Nitin Joshi, says India was responding to Pakistan's violation of a cease-fire.

Tensions in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, which is divided between the two nuclear-armed neighbours and claimed by both in its entirety, have escalated recently with deadly exchanges.
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