India says 10 wounded by Pakistan gunfire

2013-10-25 12:28
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Srinagar - An Indian official says at least 10 civilians have been wounded as Pakistani troops fired guns and mortar shells at more than a dozen Indian border posts overnight in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

A paramilitary officer said on Friday, on the customary condition of anonymity, that Indian guards retaliated and an exchange of gunfire lasted several hours.

Local civil administrator Shantmanu says the wounded included four children in three villages. The official uses only one name.

India on Wednesday accused Pakistani troops of firing on at least 50 Indian border posts, calling it the most serious violation of a 2003 cease-fire accord.

The gunfire resumed on Thursday night after a lull during the day.

The countries have fought two wars over control of Kashmir, which is divided between them.

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