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    At Least Nine Civilians Killed in Shootings on Pakistani-Indian Border

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    At least nine people, including three women and two children, were killed and 13 people injured during a cross-border shootings between Pakistani and Indian military in the disputed Jammu and Kashmir state.

    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — At least nine people were killed and 13 people injured as a result of a cross-border shootings between Pakistani and Indian military on Tuesday, local media reported.

    According to the NDTV broadcaster, three women and two children were killed in the disputed Jammu and Kashmir state in northern India. Pakistani military targeted several sites, according to the broadcaster.

    Over 60 ceasefire violations have been registered on the India-Pakistan border since September 29, the broadcaster noted.

    At the same time, media reports emerged earlier in the day with reference to the Pakistani army press service that at least four people were killed and five injured in Pakistan's Nakyal sector located along the Line of Control.

    Kashmir has been disputed between India and Pakistan since the partition of India in 1947. The two countries have gone through three wars over the region, but the conflict has not been resolved.

    The recent escalation of violence across the India-Pakistan border came after 19 Indian soldiers died as a result of the September 18 attack by armed militants on a base outside of Srinagar, the capital of India-administered Kashmir.


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