Pakistan fears escalation


Islamabad - Pakistan said yesterday shelling duels in Kashmir could get out of hand as it reported four more deaths from Indian firing across a military control line into the Pakistani side of the disputed Himalayan region.

A foreign ministry spokesman said at a news briefing that Pakistani forces had shown restraint in retaliating against "unprovoked artillery and mortar fire" from the Indian side of the UN-monitored Line of Control for the past week.