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Pakistani civilian dies in Indian border skirmish: Officials

Published on Jul 20, 2014 6:00 PM

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistani officials on Sunday accused Indian troops of killing a civilian and wounding four others in "unprovoked firing" across the border in its eastern province of Punjab.

India and Pakistan often accuse each other of violating a 2003 ceasefire agreement. The two countries have fought three wars, two of them over the divided and disputed Kashmir region.

Pakistani officials said the latest firing came from an area in the south of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, facing the Pakistani district of Sialkot.

"A civilian embraced martyrdom and four others were wounded when Indian Border Security Force (BSF) resorted to unprovoked firing in Charwa and Harpal sectors overnight and today," a senior military official told AFP.

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