Kashmir tensions intensify amid India, Pakistan skirmishes

Indian pilgrims wait for transport as they prepare to leave Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. A government order in Indian-...
Tourists in Shikaras, a traditional gondola, cross the Dal Lake as they prepare to leave Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. ...
Belgians tourists walks towards a taxi stand as they prepare to leave Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. A government order ...
Indian pilgrims sit inside a government bus as they prepare to leave Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. A government order i...
Foreign tourist cross the Dal Lake on a shikara as they prepare to leave Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. A government ord...
Foreign tourists cross the Dal Lake on a Shikara as they prepare to leave Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. A government or...
A Kashmiri woman rows children to school on a shikara, a traditional gondola, on Dal Lake in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 3, 20...
A Kashmiri boatman carries the luggage of Indian touristss as they prepare to leave Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. A gov...
An Italian couple wait for their taxi as they prepare to leave Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. A government order in Indi...

Indian pilgrims wait for transport as they prepare to leave Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. A government order in Indian-...

Tourists in Shikaras, a traditional gondola, cross the Dal Lake as they prepare to leave Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. ...

Belgians tourists walks towards a taxi stand as they prepare to leave Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. A government order ...

Indian pilgrims sit inside a government bus as they prepare to leave Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. A government order i...

Foreign tourist cross the Dal Lake on a shikara as they prepare to leave Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. A government ord...

Foreign tourists cross the Dal Lake on a Shikara as they prepare to leave Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. A government or...

A Kashmiri woman rows children to school on a shikara, a traditional gondola, on Dal Lake in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 3, 20...

A Kashmiri boatman carries the luggage of Indian touristss as they prepare to leave Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. A gov...

An Italian couple wait for their taxi as they prepare to leave Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. A government order in Indi...

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Tensions have soared along the volatile, highly militarized frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir as India deployed more troops and ordered thousands of visitors out of the region.

Pakistani police say Indian firing along the Line of Control on Sunday wounded a woman as the ongoing skirmishes have spread fear in the border villages.

The frontier residents on the Pakistani side are either moving out to safer places or have begun construction of new bunkers with some strengthening existing shelters near their homes.

The nuclear-armed rivals routinely blame the other for initiating border skirmishes but the latest ones come amid India's evacuation order of tourists and Hindu pilgrims and troop buildup in its part of Kashmir.