Boy killed, 5 injured as India, Pakistan trade fire in Poonch | Pakistan

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SRI NAGAR: A 10-year-old boy was killed early Monday in an alternate of fireside between Indian and Pakistani troops in Indian-occupied Kashmir.

5 extra civilians had been wounded on the Indian aspect of the the closely militarised Line of Management (LoC) that divides the restive Himalayan area.

“Resulting from firing, one Asrar Ahmed, age 10 years… died on (the) spot,” a police assertion stated.

A military spokesman stated Indian troopers had been retaliating after what he known as “unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars” from the Pakistan aspect within the Poonch sector of the LoC.

Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan because the finish of British colonial rule in 1947, and each declare the territory in full.

The nuclear-armed neighbours repeatedly alternate mortar hearth throughout the border regardless of signing a ceasefire in 2003.

Tensions reached harmful ranges final September, with either side blaming each other for cross-border raids.

There have since been repeated outbreaks of firing throughout the frontier, with either side reporting deaths and accidents together with to civilians.

Pakistan stated over the weekend that two civilians had been killed in firing throughout the LoC.

Final month it stated a five-year-old woman had been killed when she was hit by a bullet fired from the Indian aspect.

 

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