Pakistani Army claimed: India has used cluster munition and targeted civilians. India has denied this claim.

MojNews-The Pakistani army on Saturday claimed that India 's armed forces used banned cluster munitions to target civilians near the de facto border dividing the disputed Kashmir valley, claims immediately denied by India.

Inter-Service Public Relation (ISPR), the Pakistani army's media wing, said in a statement that the Indian army had used cluster munitions to "deliberately target" civilians -- including women and children -- in the Neelum Valley near Kashmir's line of control (LoC), in violation of the Geneva Conventions and international humanitarian law .

It added that Indian soldiers targeted civilians in the region via artillery using cluster munitions on Tuesday night, killing two civilians, including a 4-year-old boy, and critically injuring 11.

Due to their severe impact on non-combatants, the use of cluster munitions is prohibited under the 2008 international Convention on Cluster Munitions.

But India's army dismissed the claims of cluster munitions use as "lie, deceit, and deception."