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Five Indians killed in cross-border shelling

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Five Indians killed in cross-border shelling by Pakistani troops. Reuters

SRINAGAR (Reuters) – Five members of an Indian family were killed and two injured by shelling from Pakistani troops yesterday along the Line of Control, the de facto border between India and Pakistan, according to army and police officials.

Both sides were engaging in heavy shelling despite a 15-year-old ceasefire between the nuclear-armed rivals in the area, the officials said.

Nine people were also wounded across the border in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir due to the shelling from India that began late Saturday night, Pakistani officials said yesterday.

Tension has been running high since an attack on an Indian army camp in India-controlled Kashmir last month in which six soldiers were killed.

India had blamed Pakistan for the attack and said it would make its rival pay for the “misadventure.

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