Mourning victim of Kashmir border mortar shelling

Relatives mourning near the body of Sahil Kumar, who was killed by mortar shells allegedly fired from the Pakistani side of the disputed Kashmir border in the village of Ranbir Singh Pura, about 25km from Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India,
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Relatives mourning near the body of Sahil Kumar, who was killed by mortar shells allegedly fired from the Pakistani side of the disputed Kashmir border in the village of Ranbir Singh Pura, about 25km from Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India, yesterday.

According to news reports, a Border Security Force soldier was among three Indians killed and 25 civilians wounded on the Indian side of the disputed border in Kashmir when Pakistani troops allegedly fired mortar shells at border posts and villages.

Both sides regularly trade fire along the border, parts of which are disputed, and civilian casualties are common. On Monday, Pakistan said four of its soldiers were killed during Indian firing along the Line of Control (LoC).

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 20, 2018, with the headline 'Mourning victim of Kashmir border mortar shelling'. Print Edition | Subscribe