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Pakistani girl killed in Kashmir border firing: Officials

Published on Jun 19, 2013 10:03 PM

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - A Pakistani girl was killed on Wednesday when Indian troops opened fire across the de facto border that divides disputed Kashmir between the two nuclear-armed rivals, officials said.

The incident took place in Rawlakot district, around 65km east of Islamabad near the the Line of Control separating the Indian and Pakistani-controlled sectors of the Himalayan territory.

"Indian troops resorted to small arms and artillery fire in Battal area killing a 10-year old girl and wounding her mother," a senior security official told AFP.

He said Pakistani troops returned fire and senior local official Sohail Azam, confirming the casualties, told AFP sporadic exchanges were ongoing.

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