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Pakistan says Indian fire kills 1 civilian in Kashmir

January 7, 2019

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s foreign ministry says Indian troops have killed a villager and wounded another along the two countries’ line of control in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

The ministry says it summoned an Indian diplomat Monday to lodge a protest. It said this “unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India” has been continuing since 2017 and that India has committed 1970 such violations.

The Pakistan military said it returned fire after Indian forces hit civilians.

There was no comment from India.

Pakistan and India often accuse each other of initiating fire in Kashmir, which is split between them.

Pakistan and India have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir since their independence from British rule in 1947.

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