Boy killed as India, Pakistan trade fire in Kashmir

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Srinagar, India: A 10-year-old boy was killed early Monday in an trade of fireside between Indian and Pakistani troops in disputed Kashmir, Indian authorities stated.

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

“As a consequence of 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 facet within the Poonch sector of the LoC.

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

The nuclear-armed neighbours repeatedly trade mortar fireplace 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 lady had been killed when she was hit by a bullet fired from the Indian facet.

New Delhi says Pakistan initiates cross border firing to assist anti-India rebels cross into Indian-administered Kashmir to launch assaults on its forces. 

Islamabad denies the allegation and says it solely supplies diplomatic help to the Kashmiri battle for proper to self-determination.

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