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Pakistani army says Indian fire kills 2 civilians along border

Pakistan army returned fire after coming under attack in the Leepa Valley, said Deputy commissioner Abdul Hameed.

india Updated: Oct 25, 2017 12:24 IST
Associated Press
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Associated Press, Muzaffarabad
Pakistani army,Ceasefire violation,India-Pakistan ties
Children walk past a window covered with mud bags to protect from bullets after cross-border firing between Pakistan and Indian troops in Morha village Line of Control (LOC) in Nakyal Sector, 140 kilometres from Muzaffarabad on July 22.(AFP File Photo)

Pakistan’s army says Indian forces have fired artillery shells at villages along the separation line in the disputed region of Kashmir, killing two people and wounding six others.

The military in a statement said the Tuesday attack was the latest violation of a 2003 ceasefire agreement between the two countries.

Deputy commissioner Abdul Hameed said Wednesday that the Pakistan army returned fire after coming under attack in the Leepa Valley.

There was no immediate comment from India.

Pakistan and India routinely accuse each other of firing across the Line of Control.

Leepa valley is located 100 kilometers (60 miles) northeast of Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

First Published: Oct 25, 2017 12:24 IST