Print Edition - 2017-10-03  |  World News Digest

2 kids killed as India, Pakistan trade fire

- Agencies, SRINAGAR (India)

Oct 3, 2017-

Two children were killed on Monday in an exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani troops in disputed Kashmir, Indian authorities said. Twelve more civilians, including two women and two teenage girls, were wounded on the Indian side of the heavily-militarised Line of Control (LoC) that divides the restive Himalayan region. A police statement said firing from Pakistan had killed a 10-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl. Indian army spokesman Colonel N. N. Joshi said soldiers were retaliating after “unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars” from the Pakistan side in the southern Poonch sector of the LoC.

Published: 03-10-2017 09:55

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