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Cross-border fire kills three, wounds six: Pakistan

Pakistani officials said Indian troops have opened fire across the Line of Control, killing three civilians and wounding six others as both the nations’ troops continued to trade heavy fire.

world Updated: Nov 07, 2016 20:52 IST
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A girl sits with her brother near a damaged building in Peer Kalnjur situated at the Line of Control.
A girl sits with her brother near a damaged building in Peer Kalnjur situated at the Line of Control. (AP)

Pakistani officials said Indian troops have opened fire across the Line of Control, killing three civilians and wounding six others as both the nations’ troops continued to trade heavy fire.

Adnan Khurshid, a local administrator, said Monday that Indian troops targeted civilian population in three villages. He said three civilians were wounded.

Waheed Khan, administrator of Neelum district, said an Indian shell exploded near a house in the Hatmuqam area, wounding three.

An army spokesman, Col Nitin Joshi, blamed Pakistani troops for “unprovoked” firing into the Indian side but said there were no casualties. Joshi said Indian soldiers retaliated with “massive fire assaults.”