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Pakistan says attack by Indian troops in Kashmir kills solider, two civilians

A military statement on Wednesday said another seven people, including two soldiers, were wounded, and that Pakistani forces returned fire.

india Updated: Jul 19, 2017 23:56 IST
Associated Press
Associated Press
Associated Press, Islamabad
Line of Control,Kashmir,India-Pakistan
The two sides frequently trade fire across the heavily militarised Line of Control. (Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)

Pakistan says Indian troops fired across the Line of Control in Kashmir, killing a soldier and two civilians.

A military statement on Wednesday said another seven people, including two soldiers, were wounded, and that Pakistani forces returned fire.

It said the Indian attack was unprovoked, and violated a 2003 cease-fire agreement in the Himalayan region, which is split between Indian and Pakistani zones. The nuclear-armed rivals each claim Kashmir in its entirely, and have been to war twice over it.

The two sides frequently trade fire across the heavily militarised Line of Control.

First Published: Jul 19, 2017 23:56 IST